research

20 Years of Youth Power: The 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan

Our 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan: 20 Years of Youth Power is our largest and most comprehensive review of the youth organizing field to date! The scan identifies and offers an analysis of trends, opportunities, and challenges over 20 years and how the field has grown over time.

research

FCYO'S 2020 Funder Scan: Investing in the Power of Young People

FCYO is excited to announce the release of our 2020 Funder Scan Investing in the Power of Young People: 20 Years of Philanthropic Support for Youth Organizing, which evaluates the critical role philanthropy has played in shoring up a youth organizing field poised to meet the multiple challenges of this moment. This report is part of FCYO’s 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan, a series of four reports that together offer an in-depth look into a field that has grown in significant ways over the last two decades.

research

2020 Youth Organizing Snapshot: A Field Poised to Lead

2020 is truly a landmark year for youth organizing. Yet this work is not new. Throughout history, young people - in particular young people of color, working class youth, girls, and queer and trans youth - have time and again acted as the engine propelling our most transformative movements for environmental, economic, immigrant, gender, and racial justice. Today, we set the stage with a snapshot of the youth organizing field — a field poised to lead. Stay tuned for our upcoming 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan, which will weave the rich story of youth organizing over the last 20 years, sharing trends, challenges, and opportunities and setting a bold new vision for the coming decades.

research

Transforming Positive Youth Development: A Case for Youth Organizing

FCYO is excited to announce the release of Transforming Positive Youth Development: A Case for Youth Organizing, a study of the unique contribution organizing plays in a young person’s development. Building off our Powerful Transformations capacity-building initiative, Dr. Kim Sabo-Flores of Algorhythm conducted a two-year inquiry into 500 young people’s experiences using rigorous pre- and post-test methods to compare the developmental outcomes of young people engaged in organizing with those engaged in more traditional youth development programs.

webinar

Online Facilitation Training 101 with Training for Change

Thank yall for joining us for our Online Facilitation Training 101 webinar with Training for Change. We hope you learned different methods to make online meetings more engaging as shown by the awesome facilitators did throughout the webinar. Below is a recording of the webinar and supplemental material.

webinar

Digital Organizing: Free Webinar Series

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, youth organizing groups have been adapting to continue vital work in our new conditions. Groups are asking key questions about the best ways to manage their organizations and organize young people while social distancing. In response to these questions, FCYO is hosting a free webinar series to support youth organizing groups in navigating this new terrain. The series will be led by Social Movement Technologies, a movement training hub for digital organizing strategies. In 7 years as a nonprofit, unionized movement partner, Social Movement Technologies has supported over 70 organizations to build power and win transformative campaigns. The webinars will highlight best practices and resources for organizing young people in this time.

opportunity

FCYO Moment to Movement Fund 2020

The FCYO Moment to Movement Fund will provide one-year grants to youth organizing groups responding to the current moment in ways that build long-term power for low-income young people, young people of color, gender oppressed young people and their communities. We will seek to support a diverse set of established and emerging organizations addressing the most pressing issues of our time. Priority will be given to organizations with a clear strategy for building power through base building, strategic alliances, and shifting public narratives. FCYO looks forward to strengthening our relationships with a wider range of organizations doing critical organizing in this moment. We currently have funds for 17 grants of $20,000.

research

National Youth Organizing Field Scan 2020

The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing's (FCYO) is collecting information from youth organizing groups through a survey for a National 2020 Field Scan. The last field scan FCYO did was in 2013. 2020 will give us a chance to update that and take a longer view on the outcomes of the last 20 years. The field scan will identify and offer analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges over 20 years and how the field has grown over that time. This will also include a deeper dive into how key issues that youth organize around have changed, and the role of young people in moving issues on a national scale. These scans allow us to to improve our advocacy within philanthropy and increase resources for the great work that youth organizing groups do.

webinar

2018 Election Debrief

This interactive webinar, held on November 14, 2018, brought together people from across the national youth organizing field to discuss major takeaways from the 2018 midterm elections. This exciting intergenerational panel offered analysis of the election, shared how their organizations are developing young people to lead electoral strategies, and answered questions from participants.

webinar

Panel: Youth of Color Leading Movements for Safety and Justice

On July 9, 2018 FCYO held a special funder strategy session focused on young people of color leading movements for safety and justice. Attendees got to hear lessons learned from young people of color who have been on the forefront of this movement, connecting the symptoms of violence to root causes of injustice.