2017

What is a community center?

Prompted by the CCC’s capital campaign and building renewal project, this year the youth asked questions about what makes a community center thrive, and learned about the history of the CCC and its building, in order to make recommendations for the future of the Center.

This year they also spent time with the children in the building, learning what mattered to them about the Center and developing creative ways to get a kids-eye view of what a successful Center of the future looks like. Their final exhibition was aimed not at visiting adults, but at the kids they’d gotten to know all summer; they also produced a list of concrete recommendations


Youth researchers

RJ Adolphe

Noshin Khan

Maya Saten

Maddie Mildwoff


Listen below to the oral history interviews our youth conducted during Summer 2017.