Th e Collective of Researchers on Educational Disappointment and Desire (CREDD) came together in early 2006 to be a space for youth participatory action research (YPAR) on education in New York City. We are united by our disappointment in the New York City public school system and our desire to eff ect political and educational change in school policies and practices. A group of 12 youth aged 16 to 22, CREDD researchers are lower and working class, ethnically diverse, live all over the city, and represent a wide range of educational experiences, although many identify as being pushed out from our former schools, and all of us have felt unwelcome at school.