Youth CORE Webinar: Youth Organizing for Power

March 15th, 2018

Over the past several years FCYO has analyzed how the youth organizing field approaches power building. We believe the central challenges facing youth organizers are reflective of those faced by organizers across the country. At the heart of those challenges is this critical question: how do we build the kind of power that transforms the conditions of everyday life for our people? In this interactive session we will engage participants in a conversation about the strengths and limits of our current organizing models. We will offer assessments of the youth organizing field that we believe are relevant for all community organizing. We will also highlight the work of El Pueblo Inc. and Oakland Kids First, two groups who are thinking critically about how to take their power building to the next level. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to reflect with other organizers from around the country on their experiences of working to build power.

Youth CORE 2017 National Convening Registration

November 16th, 2017

Albuquerque, NM

FCYO's next National Youth CORE Convening is taking place November 16-19th in Albuquerque, NM!

Youth POWER 2017 Agenda

November 16th, 2017

, New Mexico

The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO), our Host Committee (Generation Justice, La Plazita Institute, NM Dream Team, SouthWest Organizing Project, Tewa Women United, Young Women United), and our Convening Agenda Team - CAT (Gamechanger Networks, Mijente, Nollie Jenkins Family Center) are proud to announce that our second national Youth POWER convening, a program of FCYO's Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), will take place November 16-19, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Funder Briefing - Youth POWER in the Southwest

November 15th, 2017


FCYO is excited to hold it's second regional briefing on November 15-17, 2017. This briefing will have funder-to-funder activities and opportunities to participate alongside young leaders from across the country in FCYO's second national YouthCORE convening: Youth Power 2017: From Rooted Resilience to Rising Power (taking place Nove 16-19). FCYO is collaborating with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will seek to update the Southwest Story, uplifting youth organizing across New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas.

Funder Briefing - Youth in Action: Growing Youth-Led Social Change in California

August 1st, 2017

Los Angeles, California

August 1 & 2 of 2017, FCYO and the California Endowment will host funders in Los Angeles to learn about how, youth leaders and communities across California are working together to advance young people as drivers of change. This event is the first in a series of briefings and learning sessions for regional and national youth funders as we develop new philanthropic strategies to support young people working together to improve their communities.

Youth CORE Webinar: Transformative Media Organizing - Breaking Borders, Redefining Sanctuary

May 30th, 2017

On May 30th at 3pm ET, FCYO's Youth CORE presents the second in a two-part webinar series on the Sanctuary Movement with Transformative Media Organizing - Breaking Borders, Redefining Sanctuary. Join FCYO, Global Action Project and a panel of speakers from Mijente, BYP100 and DRUM as they discuss transformative media organizing that can expand the narrative framework around "sanctuary" and build local community defense infrastructure.

Message Strategies to Grow Foundation Funding for Youth Organizing

March 10th, 2016

This webinar for funders focuses on results from FCYO's Shared Narrative project on narrative strategies for funder-to-funder advocacy. The Movement Strategy Center and Wonder Strategies for Good will discuss how funders can strategically communicate with foundation peers to increase funding for youth organizing.

Youth CORE National Convening - Youth POWER

November 13th, 2015

Durham, NC

The Youth Organizing Institute and FCYO co-hosted youth organizers from across the country in Durham, NC, November 12 - 15, 2015 for a convening titled: Youth Power: "Who we are, Where we have come from and Where we are going."