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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department serves as liaison on the Commission on Children & Youth. The City Council formally established the Commission on Children and Youth on April 26, 1994, as an advisory committee. The Commission is directed to:

  • Gather and organize information from all people and entities in order to act as a source of information and referral on issues concerning children, youth, and their families.
  • Develop and periodically update a Commission action plan for children, youth, and their families.
  • Advise the City Council on acquiring and efficiently allocating resources and services for children, youth, and their families.
  • Promote the development and strengthen effective and accountable services for children, youth, and their families.
  • Strengthen communications and encourage collaborations between entities working with children, youth, and their families.
  • Serve as an advocate of local, state and federal policy benefiting children, youth, and their families to the City Council, and to others as authorized by the Council.


The commission shall consist of fifteen (15) members appointed by the City Council. Each appointee shall have demonstrated interest in the welfare of children or youth through occupation or through association with community-based organizations. The commission shall be composed with 9 Adult Members and 6 Youth Members as follows: 9 Adult members; membership in one or more of the following categories is preferred but not required: (1) - Health and Human Services, (1) - Law Enforcement, (1) - Education, (1) - Youth and Family Services, (1) - District Attorney's Office, (3) -At-Large members, and (1) Faith-based organization. 6 Youth members as follows: (1) high school student from Corpus Christi Independent School District, (1) high school student from Calallen Independent School District, (1) high school student from Tuloso-Midway Independent School District, (1) high school student from West Oso Independent School District, (1) high school student from Flour Bluff Independent School District, (1) high school student from a charter school. The youth members shall be high school juniors or seniors at time of appointment. Members shall serve three-year terms except the youth members shall serve one-year terms. 

The CCY meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall (1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401), Staff Conference Room.




In 2007, the City Council passed a resolution supporting the Children, Youth and Family Platform of the National League of Cities and the Corpus Christi Commission on Children and Youth (CCY). Resolving to consider the health and well-being of its children and youth to be a top priority, the City committed to provide solutions and support for the following platform components:

  • Identify needs, opportunities and priorities.
  • Promote and expand effective city-school collaboration.
  • Encourage and support youth voice, engagement and leadership.
  • City government shall be responsive to children, youth, and family issues.
  • Measure progress in these areas over time.


Lisa Oliver, Community Relations & Engagement Superintendent

Phone: (361) 826-3132



 2014 City Council Report

 Parks & Recreation page




In 2009, the CCY commissioned Dr. Philip Rhoades with the Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi to complete the Data Collection Project. This study provides demographic and statistical information on the risk factors that can impact the health and well-being of our community’s youth and families. The risk factors analyzed in Nueces County include:

      •  Socio-economic status of families.

      •  Family management stressors.

      •  Reported cases of teen pregnancy and STDs.

      •  Youth alcohol and drug use facts.

      •  Adult alcohol and drug use facts.

      •  Education statistics.

Understanding these risk factors can help organizations develop prevention and intervention programs, services and partnerships that effectively meet the needs of youth in our community. In addition to program development, this information can be utilized to secure grant funds from state, federal and private grant programs. The previous Data Collection Project funded in 2000 through the Youth Opportunities United (YOU) organization garnered over $38 million dollars in grant funds for the Coastal Bend area.

Data Project Purpose
Risk Factors & Trends Analysis Report 
Risk Factors & Data Sets