how our programs work

We are on a mission to empower youth to be leaders and changemakers through youth-led, youth-driven community service. Our programs provide youth with the opportunity to be the solution to problems and inequities they see and experience directly.

 Identify a need  Youth identify issues they are  passionate about in their community

Identify a need

Youth identify issues they are
passionate about in their community

 Create a service project  Participants design a youth-led service project in support of the identified issue

Create a service project

Participants design a youth-led service project in support of the identified issue

 Positive impact   Participants develop social emotional skills such as empathy, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork, while helping their communities

Positive impact 

Participants develop social emotional skills such as empathy, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork, while helping their communities

 

Our work continues to grow

Since we began our first pilot program in the spring of 2011, we have intentionally grown our programs in Oakland each year. Support this growth. Become a monthly, sustaining Changemaker Donor!

Number of participants

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Number of schools

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