April 12th, 2018
FCYO is teaming up with The Alliance for Educational Justice, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote/YVote, Advancement Project National Office and Philadelphia Student Union to host Youth of Color Take Lead on Safety. We invite youth organizers and their partners to this virtual forum on April 12th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST to discuss strategies for advancing the leadership of youth of color within the current debate on gun violence and safety.
March 21st, 2018
The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing, in collaboration with Communities for Just Schools Fund, invites you to a Virtual Funder Brief: Youth Transforming School and Community Safety. This Virtual Funder Brief will create the opportunity for Funders and Donors interested in the current conversations and actions regarding school community safety to learn more about youth-led grassroots efforts.
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.
November 16th, 2017
FCYO's second National Youth CORE Convening\ took place November 16-19, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM!
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.
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.
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.
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.