Grantees 2017 + Youth

Beantown Society

Boston, MA
2017, 2016, 2015
The vision of Beantown Society is to unite youth in Boston across race, class, culture, and neighborhood to end youth violence. We believe in changing youth's oppression, neglect-ion,...

Countywide Family Development Center

Laurel, MS
2017, 2015, 2012, 2011
Countywide Family Development Center addresses zero tolerance and similar policies in the local schools that push kids into the juvenile justice system.

Journey to Free

Hartford, CT
2017
Journey to Free's mission is "To empower Afro-Caribbean women to challenge and change the misogynous social, legal and economic systems that support and fuel the sexual abuse of...

L.A. Rooted

Los Angeles, CA
2017, 2015, 2014
L.A. Rooted is a grassroots summer youth program which aims to cultivate youth leadership in the areas of environmental stewardship, community empowerment, food sovereignty and self-care. L.A. Rooted...

Mirror Image Arts

Edgewater, CO
2017
Mirror Image Arts uses theatre as language to inspire dialogue, encourage awareness and promote action in order to build a strong, compassionate, and empowered community.

Seattle Young People's Project

Seattle, WA
2017, 2015, 2013
The Seattle Young People’s Project is a youth-led, adult supported social justice organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves and to take action on the issues...

South King County Discipline Coalition

Seattle, WA
2017
Disproportionate discipline too often puts students, particularly Black and Brown students, on a path to prison rather that promoting college and career success. The Discipline Coalition believes this...

The STAY Project (Stay Together Appalachian Youth!)

New Market, TN
2017, 2014
The STAY Project (Stay Together Appalachian Youth) is a diverse regional network of young people throughout Central Appalachia who are working together to advocate for and actively participate...

Trans Student Educational Resources

Monterey Park, CA
2017
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our...

UNIDOS

Tucson, AZ
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
UNIDOS is a new youth coalition of students from local Tucson high schools, alumni and community members, demanding our educational human rights. UNIDOS was created in response to...

Valley Improvement Projects

Modesto, CA
2017, 2014
Valley Improvement Projects aims to improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley, by promoting social and environmental issues through youth outreach,...

Voices of the Sacred

Missoula, MT
2017
Voices of the Sacred 's mission is to support the healing, empowerment and leadership development of Native youth and young adults, by giving voice and experience to those...

Young Abolitionists

Boston, MA
2017, 2016
Young Abolitionists (YA) is a youth-led grassroots collective from Boston that formed in 2012 from a group of friends that came together to build resistance against the prison...

Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project

Philadelphia, PA
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
The Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project was created created in 2004. YASP has provided ongoing, year-round workshops for youth under 18 in the Philadelphia Prison System's adult jails...

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