Inner City Struggle

Inner City Struggle is a nonprofit based in Los Angeles, California. Their program, United Students, continues the work of the 1968 student movement. They organize high school students and develop young leaders with the aim of transforming the quality of public education in Eastside Los Angeles. United Students organizes the student body at Garfield, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Wilson high […]

Youth Making a Change

Youth Making a Change, or YMAC, is a program of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. YMAC has been organizing low-income high school students of color in San Francisco since 1991. YMAC’s youth-led advocacy efforts have organized thousands of youth to stand for students’ right to voice concerns about their education and provided many resources for […]

Youth Together

Youth Together is a community-based response to increased inter-racial conflicts and violence in schools. At six high schools in Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond, California, they work with students to develop leadership to lead and organize school change campaigns that promote multiracial unity, educational justice, and youth empowerment. The mission of Youth Together is, “Grounded in our commitment […]

South Central Youth Empowered through Action

South Central Youth Empowered through Action, or SC-YEA, is  located in Los Angeles, California. They are developing the next generation of activists capable of leading their peers and impacting public policy in their schools and community. By hosting chapters on high school campuses across South LA, SCYEA aims to amplify the voices of students in education […]

Alternatives in Action High School

Students in Oakland, California, have the option of attending the nation’s first-ever student-created high school. Alternatives in Action High School was originally founded as The Bay Area School of Enterprise in 2001, when a group of students worked with adults to design, write, and submit a petition for a charter school to the Alameda Unified […]