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CCCS_Neighborhood_North Fair Oaks/Redwood City

Overview

North Fair Oaks/ Redwood City

In NFO/RWC, about 257 youth and caregivers shared their thoughts through small group conversations, surveys and “dream walls”. Eleven local champions led the outreach and engaged with residents.

The following were identified as the top needs in NFO/RWC:

  • Housing costs, high cost of living, and lack of living wage job opportunities (and lack of opportunities to build needed skills/knowledge needed to get living wage jobs)
  • Structural + institutional racism (especially related to educational and career opportunities and interactions with law enforcement)
  • Lack of supportive adults (often because parents/caregivers are working multiple jobs and there are not enough opportunities for youth to connect with other supportive adults)
  • Access to resources (especially related to mental health and substance use, affordable childcare and preschool, and legal information and services)
  • Safety (gangs, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, police harassment, and bullying)

The following were identified as top strategies for NFO/RWC:

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