By: Shanice Turner, National Council of Young Leaders Jan. 8, 2018 In mid-December 2017, young leaders from across the country – members of OYU’s Community Action Teams (CATs) and OYU Community Leaders – met in Boston for the first-ever CAT retreat. I was one of several members of the National Council of Young Leaders who also […]
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By: Adam Strong Oct. 16, 2017 I don’t believe I have ever felt so hopeful in such politically turbulent times. On September 27, I traveled to Capitol Hill for the launch of the Reconnecting Youth Campaign, a broad coalition of organizations that have come together to advocate for a solution to one of the biggest problems […]
By: OYUnited Sep. 12, 2017 Thank you for sharing why voting matters to you on National Voter Registration Day in September! The 50-state holiday drew thousands of organizations and volunteers that worked to ensure that our family, friends, and neighbors are registered to vote. Why does registering matter? States, cities, counties and towns have big elections coming soon. Primaries for […]
Our Response to Charlottesville By: The National Council of Young Leaders, Opportunity Youth United Sep. 8, 2017 September 8, 2017 OYUnited E-Newsletter (Subscribe) Introduction: We recognize and are deeply moved by the profound tragedies of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the frightening announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The internal process […]
Finding Purpose and Peace through Nature By: Jarrett Jones, City Year Aug. 31, 2017 “My name is Jarrett Jones and I would first like to thank you all for taking the time to read my story about one of my first real encounters with nature. I’m a 25-year-old black man from Chicago. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, I can’t say I was […]
Quick Guide to the Federal Budget By: Opportunity Youth United Jun. 4, 2017 Decisions are made every year by elected senators and representatives about how much of the federal budget to spend on what activities, and they profoundly affect all of our communities. Schools, Head Start programs, health care, national service, national defense, job training, public and subsidized housing, […]
The Latest on Youth Disconnection in America By: Opportunity Youth United, Measure of America May. 24, 2017 Through national and state reports, thematic briefs, and interactive websites, Measure of America aims to breathe life into numbers, using data to create compelling narratives that foster greater understanding of our shared challenges and greater support for people-centered policies. The Project was […]
By: OYUnited, Opportunity Youth United May. 5, 2017 “Movements have been going on for a long time here in America. In order for a lot of things to change to take place here in this country, is because a lot of groups came together and fought for those changes. We’re working on issues that affect us,” Kim […]
Don’t Zero Out AmeriCorps Funding By: Timothy Gunn, AmeriCorps Apr. 8, 2017 AmeriCorps is a Pathway from Prison to Success As an AmeriCorps alumnus, I am deeply concerned about the president’s proposal to eliminate AmeriCorps. Simply put, AmeriCorps changed my life and has helped provide a pathway out of poverty for countless other young people like […]
For Most People, the MLK Holiday is a Day Off, but for me it’s a Day On By: Jarrett Jones, City Year Jan. 13, 2017 AmeriCorps member Jarrett Jones spent MLK Day giving back to his community. Along with over 1,000 volunteers, Jarret was a part of a beautification project at Curie Metropolitan High School. The question was posed […]
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