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ReGenerations: Leadership Pipeline Toolkit

Released in 2015, the ReGenerations: Leadership Pipeline Toolkit provides curriculum and tools for groups interested in improving their work building the holistic development of young leaders at each stage of a social justice leadership pipeline. This toolkit has with a specific emphasis on supporting staff in facilitating young people’s transition in the final stage. We hope these tools will be an important resource in supporting the next generational of social justice leaders.

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Financial Management Resource Toolkit

This toolkit, developed in partnership with the Community Resource Exchange (CRE) as part of our 2015 Financial Management Technical Assistance Project, provides a list of vetted websites with financial management resources that are easy to use and free trainings that can help staff build their skills at no cost. 

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OPS 9 - Urban Transformations: Youth Organizing in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC

Published in 2007, OPS 9 takes a compelling look at youth organizing in the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast —home to the largest concentration of young organizing groups in the nation. OPS 9 was one of five installments that detailed the development of youth organizing in specific regions across the United States. Whether a “region”has a coherent identity is debatable. Still, this place-based dissection brings us closer to work that by definition is grounded in and led by communities.

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OPS 8 - Traditions and Innovations: Youth Organizing in the Southwest

Published in 2005, OPS 8 transports readers to a Southwestern landscape—beautiful and culturally rich on one hand, and historically oppressive and contentious on the other—to reveal youth organizing that draws heavily on tradition, yet is boldly innovative in its approaches. OPS 6 was one of five installments that detailed the development of youth organizing in specific regions across the United States. Whether a “region”has a coherent identity is debatable. Still, this place-based dissection brings us closer to work that by definition is grounded in and led by communities.

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OPS 7 - At a Crossroads: Youth Organizing in the Midwest

Published in September 2005, OPS 7 challenged the notion of a homogenous Midwest to map the contours of a growing and increasingly varied youth organizing field in and beyond Chicago. OPS 7 was one of five installments that detailed the development of youth organizing in specific regions across the United States. Whether a “region” has a coherent identity is debatable. Still, this place-based dissection brings us closer to work that by definition is grounded in and led by communities.

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OPS 6 - A New Generation of Southerners: Youth Organizing in the South

Published in September 2004, OPS 6 describes the sociopolitical and historical backdrop of efforts by youth and their communities to build hope and local power for social change and justice in the South, and how local and regional dynamics shaped those organizing efforts. OPS 6 was one of five installments that detailed the development of youth organizing in specific regions across the United States. Whether a “region”has a coherent identity is debatable. Still, this place-based dissection brings us closer to work that by definition is grounded in and led by communities.

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OPS 4 - An Annotated Bibliography on Youth Organizing

Published in 2003, this Annotated Bibliography is divided into four sections: 1) Youth Organizing Reports and Evaluations provides an analytical and evaluative account of youth organizing efforts; 2) Reflections From the Field presents a range of commentarty, specific examples, and questions being reised about youth organizing; a 3) Youth Organizing Curricula and Toolkits provides references and tools for practice; and 4) Theoretical Literature on Youth Organizing and Related Fields provides articles that have been published in more academic, peer-reviewed venues.

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OPS 3 - Youth Organizing: Expanding Possibilities for Youth Development

Published in 2003, OPS 3, looks at the nexus of youth development and youth organizing, tracing how youth organizing yields positive youth development and social change. OPS 3 was part of the first three installments of the series, which looked at the fundamentals of youth organizing practice and its theoretical underpinnings.

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OPS 2 - Youth and Community Organizing Today

Published in 2003, OPS 2 traces the historical involvement of youth in social change efforts throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and examines how the current phenomenon of youth organizing shapes community issues and community organizing. OPS 2 was part of the first three installments of the series, which looked at the fundamentals of youth organizing practice and its theoretical underpinnings.

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OPS 1 - An Emerging Model for Working with Youth

Published in 2000, OPS 1 was developed by LISTEN, Inc., then a training and support organization, and tackles the basics of youth organizing—origins, concepts, models, principles, and practices. OPS 1 was part of the first three installments of the series, which looked at the fundamentals of youth organizing practice and its theoretical underpinnings.