224 W. Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
Contra Costa County
Charles G. Go, Ph.D. serves as a 4-H Youth Development Advisor for the University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources (UCANR) in Alameda and Contra Costa Cooperative Extension offices. He is responsible for the education, extension, and research, with emphasis on fostering positive youth development and overall youth well-being within the context of the community. Participants (youth and their families) gain citizenship, leadership and life skills helping them to become contributing and productive citizens. His latest activities focus on College, Career and Workforce development, fostering Healthy Living in low-income youth and increasing Agri-Science literacy in urban youth settings.
DisciplineCivic Engagement/Leadership Development
SpecialtyApplied research and extension of knowledge in the areas of fostering and implementing programs that focus on youth life skills development and working with communities to build capacities to support youth development.
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Program and Project Support, Administration, and Communication
- Program and Project Design, and Statistics
- Human Nutrition, Food Safety, and Human Health and Well-Being
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Families, Youth, and Communities
- Human Development and Family Well-Being
- Youth Development
- Community Development
- Economics, Markets, and Policy
- Consumer Economics
- Community Resource Planning and Development
- Youth Development
- 4-H Program
- Healthy Families and Communities
- Kok, C.; Espinoza, D. (2020). Identification of Priority Skill Areas for Volunteer Professional Development. Journal of Youth Development. Online. 15:4, 51-67. https://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/20-15-4-SIA-03
- Worker, S.; Espinoza, D. (2020). Volunteer Outcomes and Impact: The Contributions and Consequences of Volunteering in 4-H. Journal of Youth Development. online. 15:4, 6-31. https://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/20-15-4-SIA-01
- Go, C.; & Neelon, M. (2018). "Discover Healthy Eating Habits and Stay on Budget." California Agriculture Accepted May 9, 2018
- Neelon, M.; & Go, C. (2018). "Eating On A Budget 101." California Agriculture Accepted August 29, 2018
- Worker, S.; Hill, R. (2015). "Exploring the Effectiveness of a Retreat Method for Extension Staff." Journal of Extension 53(6)
- Go, C.; Varcoe, K. (2012). Money Savvy Youth: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Financial Education for Fourth and Fifth Graders. Federal Reserve Board of SF Working Paper Series. http://www.frbsf.org/publications/community/wpapers/
- Peterson, S.; Roche, B. (2011). Hunger Attack Leaderâs Guide. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Peterson, S.; Roche, B. (2011). Hunger Attack Teen Guide. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Cortz, S.; Wooten-Swanson, P. (2011). Savings Made Simple Leaderâs Guide. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Peterson, S.; Wooten-Swanson, P. (2011). Savings Made Simple Teen Guide. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Wassenberg, K.; Johns, M. (2009). Dealing the Cards of Credit. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Peterson, S.; Johns, M. (2009). Hunger Attack! UCCE ANR Publication.
- Wassenberg, K.; Johns, M. (2009). Keys to Credit. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Peterson, S.; Johns, M. (2009). My Money Personality. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Wassenberg, K.; Go, C. (2009). Savings Account Strategies. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Peterson, S.; Johns, M. (2009). Savings Made Simple. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Wassenberg, K.; Go, C. (2009). Taking Charge of Your Own Checking Account. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Wassenberg, K.; Go, C. (2009). The E-Banking Experience. UCCE ANR Publication.
- Varcoe, K.; Martin, A. (2008). Using a Financial Education Curriculum for Teens article originally from Financial Counseling and Planning Journal was reprinted in book. Financial Literacy for Children and Youth.
- Go, C.; & Le, T. (2005). "Gender Differences in Cambodian Delinquency: The Role of Ethnic Identity, Parental Discipline, and Peer Delinquency." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 51(2): 220-237.
- Go, C.; & Murdock, S. (2005). Recruiting and retaining middle school youth in after-school programs: Best practices from the field. CYFERnet. http://cyfernet.ces.ncsu.edu/cyfres/browse_3.php
- Varcoe, K.; Martin, A. (2005). "Using A Financial Education Curriculum For Teens." Financial Counseling and Planning Journal 16(1)
- Go, C. (2004). Everyone Can Build Assets. California Park & Recreation Society. www.cprs.org
- Go, C.; & Lee, F. (2004). Vulnerability and Resilience of Youth: What you can do. California Park & Recreation Society. www.cprs.org
- Go, C.; & Murdock, S. (2003). "To Bully-Proof or Not to Bully-Proof: That is the question." Journal of Extension 41(2)
- Varcoe, K.; Peterson, S. (2002). "Teaching Teens How to Manage their Money: A Project of the Money 2000 +." California Agriculture 56(2)
- Lim, K.; Levenson, M. (1999). Acculturation and delinquency among Cambodian male adolescents in California. Merging past, present, and future in cross-cultural psychology: Selected papers from the Fourteenth International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.W. Lonner and D. Dinnel. Lisse, Netherlands, Swets & Zeitlinger. 231-244.
- Morris, J.; Lucas, P. (2021). In times of crisis, a little gratitude goes a long way.. 04/10/21. https://www.nae4hydp.org/news/news.asp?id=561088
- Go, C. (2018) 2018 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science opened eyes of CA teens to how agricultural science applies to their daily lives. UC Delivers
- Hecht, B.; & Go, C. (2018). BAYER and 4-H: Science Matters. National 4-H Council website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=SoPR-0G-A3E
- Go, C.; Miner, G. (2018). "CALIFORNIA 4-H ADULT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE STUDY: WHO, WHAT ROLES, AND TRAINING NEEDS." Technical Report - UCANR 4-H Developing Volunteer Capacity Workgroup
- Go, C.; & Neelon, M. (2018) Project 4-H2O Provides Free Zero Calorie Education and Option at Sugartown Festival. UC Delivers
- Go, C.; Neelon, M. (2018) Project 4-H2O Tips Sheets. National Drinking Water Alliance - Spotlights
- Go, C. (2017) Alameda 4-H improves the financial literacy of 4th and 5th-grade students. UC Delivers
- Go, C.; Neelon, M. (2017) California High School Students Successfully Advocate for Hydration Stations. National Drinking Water Alliance - Spotlights
- Jensen, B.; & Go, C. (2015). Tri-Valley: 4-H keeps up with the times. Contra Costa Times. Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, Contra Costa Times. http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_28005537/trivalley:-4h-keeps-up-with-the-times
- Go, C.; Lesica, S. (2011). Incarcerated youth blossom while working with 4-H, Master Gardeners. UC Delivers.
- Go, C. (2011). Money Talks: Program improves financial literacy of teens. UC Delivers.
- Go, C.; Lee, J. (2008). Take Aways! : From the Cambodian Research Project. Alameda, CA, UCCE.
- Go, C. (2008). UCCE facilitates teen conference about sexual exploitation of youth. UC Delivers.
- Go, C. (2007). Alameda County Sexually Exploited Minors Safe House: Report and Recommendations. Alameda, CA, UCCE.
- Go, C.; & Murdock, S. (2004). Recruiting and retaining middle school youth in after-school programs: research results. http://groups.ucanr.org/outschcare/How_to_Improve_your_Afterschool_Project/Strengthen_your_Program.htm
- Go, C.; & Cupertino, P. (2001). Oakland Our Kids Project Key Findings Series: Factors that Influence Adolescent Suicidal Behaviors. Alameda, CA, UCCE.
- Go, C.; Kariger, P. (2000). Oakland Baseline Indicator Report. Alameda, CA, UCCE.
- Go, C.; & Cupertino, P. (2000). Our Kids Project: Elementary School Report. Alameda, CA, UCCE.
- Izu, J.; & Go, C. (2000). Safe Passages: Safe and Supportive Middle School Environments Project. Alameda, CA, West Ed.
ANR Workgroup Associations
- Career/College Readiness & Workforce Development - Chair
- Developing Volunteer Capacities - Chair
- Money Talks - Member
- Science Education and Extension - Member