Opportunity Youth United

A movement to increase opportunity
and decrease poverty in America

OYU in Action

Updates, inspiration and calls to action from Opportunity Youth United

Tim Gunn

Timothy Gunn shares his story on how AmeriCorps helped shape him as a young adult.


An easy way to get informed and get registered to vote.


Jarrett was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, participating in community-based organizations as an adolescent, beginning with City Year Young Heroes.

Expand Private Internships

Incentivize pathways forward.

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.