Opportunity Youth United

A 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

Summit 2016

A day of dialogue, art and action focused on the 2016 elections and beyond.



AmeriCorps member Jarrett Jones spent MLK Day giving back to his community.


Jamiel Alexander shares his story.

Expand Private Internships

Incentivize pathways forward.