A Clear Vision for a Smarter City
After returning from my first year at Harvard, I established a youth-based civic advocacy group to discuss the future of our beloved city. After forming Stockton2020, we launched the Libraries Change Lives Campaign committed to prioritizing a world class central library in the Downtown Action Plan and a revitalized branch library system in the 2035 General Plan for our city. We are conducting the first youth-based library advocacy campaign in the country whcih says a lot for one fo America's Least Creative Cities.
We are committed to transforming America's Least Literate City into a smarter city, one that invests in critical institutions like libraries and values education and entrepreneurship.
Stockton2020 involves young people in civic advocacy through the latest multimedia tools and good, old-fashioned grassroots actions.
Stockton2020’s growing cadre of dedicated members are excited about making a difference in their community and facilitating a new era of youth activism. We are training young people in public speaking, graphic design, film production, and photography with the help of local speech and debate coaches and artists. We have met with scores of city officals, including one-one-one meetings with the mayor and city councilmembers, and community organizations from school districts to Rotary Clubs. Stockton2020 aims to not only confront the issues of today but to prepare our city for the challenges of tomorrow.
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