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Young Leaders Advocate for Ending the Foster Care to Prison Pipeline
“I want to help people that look like me and have experienced what I have experienced. I want to be able to be an advocate for them… If I can reach back and give someone a hand, I definitely want to.” - Yusef Presley, New Deal for Youth Changemaker By Jacquelyn Sullivan Since 1988, U.S. presidents…
Webinar: How to keep young people of color safe through Mobile Response
Join us for a 60-minute webinar on Youth Mobile Response Services – a 24-hour service that supports young people undergoing mental health and social crises.
Young Leaders Release Post-Pandemic Policy Platform to Ensure America’s Youth Aren’t Left Behind
Youth-Centered, Equity-Focused Framework to Close Gap for America’s Young as Nation Heads Toward Post-Pandemic Future  May 25, 2021, WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation heads toward recovery from the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, young community leaders will release the New Deal for Youth Policy Platform on Wednesday, May 26, from 4-6pm EST on Facebook and YouTube. The comprehensive…
Generation-Wars-Between-Boomers,-Millennials,-and-Gen-Z-Are-a-Distraction
Generation Wars Between Boomers, Millennials, and Gen Z Are a Distraction
Meyiya Coleman, 22, describes familial connections to the issues she organizes around. Growing up on the West Side of Chicago, she says she was about eight years old when she started engaging in community activism with her family. At a young age, she lost a cousin she loved dearly when he was gunned down at…
25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch
She the People is celebrating Women’s History Month by looking to the future. This list highlights just 25 of the young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape. They have roots across the country, from battleground states like North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio, to sites of historic struggle like…
Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief
Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief
Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. As the co-founder of the Chicago-based youth organization GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, he grieved the loss of Delmonte Johnson, a young community activist, more than two years ago to the very thing the teen fought fiercely against: gun violence. He’s also been angered and frustrated by the onslaught of stories of Black Americans killed at…

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