statement

#BLM Commitments & Call To Action July 2016

The National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color has released a statement in the wake of recent murders of people of color across the country.

webinar

Digital for Youth Power: How to use digital to recruit and move people to action

On June 23, 2016 FCYO held its 8th Youth CORE webinar as part of our Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), a set of projects that seeks to build a more powerful and well-connected youth organizing field. This webinar examined how organizers are using digital tools - text messaging, social media, email and the web - to reach young people and their adult allies, bring them into a campaign and move them to action.

opportunity

Program Associate Job Opening

We are looking for a highly-organized, passionate and multi-talented candidate with a commitment to supporting youth-led social justice to fill a new Program Associate (PA) position that will provide support to FCYO's expanded programming. Applications are due by 5pm ET, July 22!

webinar

Campaign Strategies to Unlock Foundation Funding for Youth Organizing

In March of 2016, FCYO held the seventh webinar as part of our Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), a set of projects that seeks to build a more powerful and well-connected youth organizing field. This webinar focused on Strategies to Unlock Foundation Funding for Youth Organizing

research

OPS 11 - Building Transformative Leadership: Data on the Impacts of Youth Organizing

Published in May, 2011, OPS 11 illustrates the power that youth organizing, specifically organizing for education reform, has on young people – from increasing self-efficacy and strengthening leadership capacity, to building collective power, academic motivation, and future commitment to civic engagement. Drawing on six years of data, OPS 11 expanded on OPS 10, “Building a Pipeline for Justice”, which underscored the importance of developing a pathway for young people to sustain the social justice movement.

webinar

Momentum Based Organizing: Turning Moments into Mass Movements

In February of 2016, FCYO held the sixth webinar as part of our Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), a set of projects that seeks to build a more powerful and well-connected youth organizing field. This webinar focused on Momentum Based Organizing: Turning Moments into Mass Movements.

webinar

Healing, Support, and Transformation: Supporting Young People's Needs While Organizing

In January of 2016, FCYO held the fifth webinar as part of our Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), a set of projects that seeks to build a more powerful and well-connected youth organizing field. This webinar focused on Healing, Support, and Transformation: Supporting Young People's Needs While Organizing.

toolkit

Roots Initiative Toolkit

From 2003-2006, the FCYO implemented and coordinated the Roots Initiative, a grantmaking and capacity-building project involving ten dynamic Youth Organizing groups from around the country. Overall, we hoped to develop, analyze and take action on information both macro and micro: macro considerations of the state of youth organizing practice, generally, as illustrated by the ten groups; and micro, focusing on ways to address specific capacity-building challenges faced by individual groups. This Toolkit provides, additionally, various suites of tools (in the form of templates, worksheets and exercises) that we hope are useful to organizations undertaking a broad range of organizational development efforts.

research

OPS 10 - Building a Pipeline for Justice: Understanding Youth Organizing and the Leadership Pipeline

Published in 2010, OPS 10 aims to capture the challenges and opportunities of building a Leadership Pipeline, with youth organizing as a critical starting point, for a more robust and sustainable social justice movement. Written by Prof. Shawn Ginright, this paper makes the strong case that young people of color are key stakeholders in broader movement-building efforts.

toolkit

Youth Organizing Financial Dashboard Template

This financial dashboard for youth organizing groups was developed by the Community Resource Exchange to provide organizational leaders a tool to track their financial position from month to month in an easy way. Inside you can download the Dashboard and follow detailed instructions on how to use it to track your finances.