January 28th, 2020
November 6th, 2019
FCYO is partnering with the Alliance for Educational Justice, Power U Center for Social Change, Dream Defenders, Youth United for Change, and Poder in Action to organize the Youth Power Lab. Launching in 2020, the Youth Power Lab will give youth organizers the opportunity to engage in deep evaluations of their organization and the broader field, identify key shifts that we need to make in order to take advantage of this political period, and begin designing shared experiments to test out new approaches to our organizing.
June 4th, 2019
The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing invites Funders to join us on June 4th for a funder briefing focused on how young people today from across the South are building on long traditions of youth and intergenerational organizing. From the civil rights movement to current efforts for safe communities and just schools, young people from across the South have always been at the forefront of advocating for just and equitable communities. Building on this proud tradition, a new generation of Southern young people is organizing to improve conditions in their communities. FCYO, in collaboration with Grantmakers for Southern Progress, The Highlander Research and Education Center, Project South, The Southeastern Council of Foundations, Southern Echo, Inc., Southern Vision Alliance and The United Way of Greater Atlanta invite you to Atlanta, GA to learn about how how funders, youth leaders and communities are working together to advance young people as drivers of change.
July 9th, 2018
New York, NY
Join the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing on July 9th for a special funder strategy session focused on young people of color in moment of powerful opportunity. Funders have an opportunity to support this work at a tipping point - FCYO invites interested youth-focused funders and donors to a special peer learning and strategy space to develop a shared response.
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.