Opportunity Youth United

We are a new movement to increase opportunity
and decrease poverty in America

Our Policy Solutions

We have produced a set of Recommendations to Increase Opportunity and Decrease Poverty in America focused on both expanding pathways out of poverty and changing the systems that perpetuate poverty and despair. These, like all of our work, are grounded in our Guiding Principles. 

OYU in Action

Updates, inspiration and calls to action from Opportunity Youth United

Dominique Jones on the complex meaning of voting while black. 

Shawnice Jackson is one of the five awardees in United Way of Central Maryland’s 2016 Philanthropic Five Awards

Increase all Forms of Mentoring

Mentoring is proven to have an impact.