OYUnited Townhalls

  • OYUnited Townhalls

OYUnited hosts monthly townhalls to connect and engage our community.

Check out our past townhalls below!

Get to the Bag: Social Entrepreneurship Town Hall

This Town Hall is the first of the three-part series focusing on Social Entrepreneurship for Opportunity Youth and Allies who want to support their efforts.

Participants  had the opportunity to learn from experts that focus on the area of credit, homeownership, and real estate.  

Jason Phillips, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Home Ownership Expert

Antonio Moore, Real Estate Entrepreneur of The Flip Project: Baltimore

Matrice Manuel, Associate Director of Alternative Schools Network and Real Estate Entrepreneur

OYU Presents… Beyond the Bars III: Policy 101

Beyond the Bars III: Criminal Justice Policy 101 Town Hall is the third virtual session of the Criminal Justice series presented by Opportunity Youth United.

With policy consultant Marlén Mendoza, participants were able to practice drafting a policy agenda that centers around their lived experience, and learn how to gradually move their issue from advocacy to action using the Advocacy Framework.

OYU Presents… Beyond the Bars II: Policy 101

Beyond the Bars II: Criminal Justice Policy 101 Town Hall is the second virtual session of the Criminal Justice series presented by Opportunity Youth United.

Hear from Community Action Teams and panelists about their work, programming, and campaigns around re-entry, and be empowered with practical steps for re-entry work in your own community.

 Get to the bag III: Grant Writing and Fundraising

Speaker Brandi Rae Hicks gave pointers + advice for grant writing and fundraising geared towards young activists, community groups, and youth facing organizations that support young people.

Organizing 101

This town hall features Marlen Mendoza a policy analyst & Duncan Kirkwood Author, Veteran, Speaker, Trainer, and Global Resilience Advocate.

Dr. King’s steps for direct action

Duncan Kirkwood discusses how to practically use Dr. King’s Steps for Direct Action.

OYU townhall: Media and Organizing

Learn how to effectively leverage media strategies to bring attention to your movement or organization.

OYU Academy featuring New Power Project

OYUnited is a proud partner of New Power Project, whose mission is to break down barriers for former Opportunity Youth to run for office.

OYU Academy presents: #OYUVotes: Community Action Team (CAT) Voter Engagement Spotlight

With mid-term elections around the corner, OYU Academy hosted a session to learn from community action teams from across the country about the importance of local elections and their impact on local communities, Youth & Young Adult Voter Mobilization strategies and tips and Youth & Young Adult Strategies for Voter Engagement.

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