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20|20 Foto lead a therapeutic photography workshop created to empower youth affected by the femicides in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Film, Impact Awards, Cultural Identity, Spring 2013, MFA in Fine Arts, Photography, Sculpture, Visual and Critical Studies, Youth
Alemany Outdoor Kitchen
Tackling the need for outdoor cooking space at Alemany Farms, the IMPACT Award Team built a kitchen from scratch.
Architecture, Impact Awards, Summer 2012, Community/Neighborhoods, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Multidisciplinary, Nutrition/Food
CCA and ARISE High School art students researched Oakland history and collaborated on the creation of a 30-foot mural installation at the Fruitvale BART Station.
Engage at CCA, Community/Neighborhoods, Diversity Studies, Spring 2014, Education
The U.S. Census does not represent an accurate number of Arab Americans. ENGAGE students gathered personal narratives from Arab American individuals living in the Bay Area.
Engage at CCA, Cultural Identity, Cultural Institution, Fall 2014, Diversity Studies
Children's Creativity Museum
Externs apply their art and design skills to furthering what Children’s Creativity Museum list as the needed three Cs of 21st century skills: Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication.
CCA Connects, Ongoing, Multidisciplinary, Youth
Working as studio teaching assistants, CONNECTS Externs cultivate individualized projects geared towards the skills and interests of developmentally disabled CE artists
CCA Connects, Ongoing, Developmental Disabilities, Multidisciplinary
Dolores Shelter Program
Working to improve dormitory space at the Dolores Shelter in San Francisco, Interior Design students planned spaces to empower improve privacy for transgender guests.
Engage at CCA, Fall 2011, Interior Design, Housing/Homelessness, LGBTQ Identity
Interdisciplinary art students collaborated with developmentally disabled artists working at Creativity Explored in San Francisco to put their concepts into action.
Engage at CCA, Fall 2012, Developmental Disabilities, Multidisciplinary
The Harrison Hotel, a residence for the formerly homeless, in Downtown Oakland, marked the site of collaboration and community building between students and residents for a mural series.
Engage at CCA, Spring 2012, Community/Neighborhoods, Diversity Studies, Housing/Homelessness
ID2: User-Centric Design
Desiring to continue their independence, elders at the Bethany Center Senior Housing collaborated with Industrial Design students to make senior-friendly everyday objects.
Aging, Engage at CCA, Spring 2015, Industrial Design
Juabar is a CCA student designed - solar powered, mobile charging station for Tanzania’s rural community.
Impact Awards, Summer 2012, Economic Development, Industrial Design, MBA in Design Strategy, Multidisciplinary
Presence and Absense
Interdisciplinary students met with terminally ill individuals living at the Zen Hospice Project Guest House to design soft objects for them.
Engage at CCA, Spring 2012, End-of-Life Care, Textiles
At Public Architecture, the SF non-profit design firm, CONNECTS externs actively contribute to their mission of community betterment through ar, design and architecture.
CCA Connects, Ongoing, Community/Neighborhoods, Economic Development, Multidisciplinary
Protesting the high crime rates against LGBTQ Jamaicans, STAND UP shared personal and community narratives via social media of Jamaicans who fled their island nation.
Architecture, Film, Impact Awards, Summer 2011, Digital Media, Multidisciplinary, LGBTQ Identity, Visual and Critical Studies
Teaching Creative Writing
Inquisitive Oakland School for the Arts students learn literary arts from CCA student-teachers
Engage at CCA, Spring 2014, Education, Writing
To Lemon Hill
Academic program for Syrian child refugees living in Turkey
Film, Impact Awards, Summer 2013, Multidisciplinary, LGBTQ Identity, Visual and Critical Studies
Write In/About Prison
CCA and San Quentin Writing Workshop students exchanged written works exploring the roots, themes, social and psychological significance of the “prison writing” genre.
Engage at CCA, Spring 2013, Housing/Homelessness, Writing