Central City Partnership
Central City Partnership
Central City Partnership (CCP) has been at the forefront of many community events since its inception in 1994. The CCP is a collaborative of community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, public schools, businesses, universities, law enforcement, government and community leaders (grass-roots and elected) and residents formed to facilitate and promote the revitalization of the New Orleans Central City Community. The organization focus’ on five strategic areas: crime, housing, education, economic development and health care. Central City Partnership’s vision is hope for the future for those who live, work, serve, worship or have family roots in Central City.
Central City Partnership Youth Committee
The Central City Partnership Youth Committee (CCPYC) is committed to restoring normal adolescence to the young citizens of Central City. It recognizes the wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources that exist, and seeks to build a foundation of opportunities for Central City youth. The CCPYC is working to build a network of organizations that will collaborate to advocate for Central City youth. The committee engages these organizations to provide services that fill identified gaps in youth programs. The committee seeks new ideas and information that will create innovative and effective solutions for issues identified by youth, their families, and their surrounding community. As a means to address these concerns, CCPYC has developed an innovative project ~ The Youth Think Tank.
Youth Think Tank
Young people must be recognized as an increasingly important stakeholder in solving today’s development challenges, as well as the future leaders of tomorrow’s solutions. The involvement of youth, an often overlooked group, is essential for ensuring community-wide engagement. Today’s inner-city youth are affected by crime which interrupts their education and development. The Youth Think Tank (YTT) hopes to increase youth decision making power and commitment to their community, which is essential not only for their future leadership roles, but for the important role they can play today as productive community members and leaders. The YTT looks to engage and empower both youth and the Central City community to accept young people as positive comity actors and decision makers. The concept of a Youth Think Tank is to create a safe space where local youth can discuss real issues affecting their lives, with an emphasis on crime. Like its governmental counterparts, the Youth Think Tank will conduct research and engage in advocacy on behalf of youth. However, in this case, the population being served also serves as its own experts.
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