Racial Justice

My Hood, My City

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MY HOOD, MY CITY works with Long Beach young people ages 14-24 and communities of color living in the neighborhoods in North, West, and Central Long Beach, which have been historically divested and have experienced the disproportionate impacts of violence, poverty, and COVID-19. We will work with about 10 youth from each neighborhood to develop … Continued

REP 559

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Redefining Equity through Policy (REP 559) is a power-building and organizing program for young people of color interested in advocating for social and racial equity in their communities. The key elements of the program are: Healing Circles  Leadership Training  Implementing Campaigns  REP 559 builds on the values and legacy of Fresno Boys and Men of … Continued

Young Revolutionary Front

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The Young Revolutionary Front is a community based group created and led by young people in the City of Merced. Our values are grounded in indigenous healing practices, practicing love, caring for community, political education, and the creation of alternative systems that address root issues in our communities. With a steady pace, we aim to … Continued

Moving Forward

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Moving Forward is a youth-based (13yo-18yo) healing initiative that draws on Indigenous practices to help young people in Merced County find alternative forms of healing, mentorship, professional development, political education and personal growth. Guided by the Joven Noble curriculum, the program organizes talking circles that encourage participants to share their personal experiences and opinions on … Continued

Oakland Police Community Youth Leadership Council

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The Oakland Police Community Youth Leadership Council (OPC YLC) was envisioned by Oakland youth who came together after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson back in 2015 as a way to bring youth voice to the public safety decision making tables. The OPC YLC helps to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by creating and supporting the … Continued

Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco (MYNT)

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Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco (MYNT) is a coalition of young people (ages 14-24) and their adult allies that is working to reduce tobacco-related health issues that deeply impact the African-American Community and communities of color in the Central Valley through advocacy, education, and action. As a grantee of the California Tobacco Control Program and … Continued

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)

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MBK engaged youth of color ages 15-25 in a visual research series on juvenile justice and violence prevention using youth-led multimedia to inform diverse audience in Long Beach. Young people had the opportunity to research what resources are available for youth who have been involved in the justice system, and how the community of Long … Continued

Marin Organizing for Racial Equity

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Marin County is counted among the wealthiest in the country. Yet, despite its progressive values, the recent Race Counts report ranks the county as the most racially disparate in the state of California. Almost every indicator — incarceration rates, health, education, housing, and economic opportunity — reveals a sharp divide among white people and communities … Continued