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TEAM EFFORT!: FCYO distributes $4 Million to 40 youth-led and multi-generational groups building pow

Source by The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

Occtober 25, 2022

Today the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, in partnership with The JPB Foundation, announced an inaugural cohort of 40 grant recipients for the Youth Organizing For Climate Action and Racial Equity (YO-CARE) Capacity-Building Fund. YO-CARE is a year-long learning community that will support youth organizers from racial justice and climate justice organizations in deepening their analyses of the root causes of climate injustice and racial inequality while developing and sharpening their organizing capacities through workshops, trainings, and individual organizational coaching support. This cohort includes organizations that have experienced climate disasters or environmental racism. It will directly provide a general operating grant of $100,000 to 40 primarily BIPOC youth-led and multi-generational organizations at the forefront of these social justice movements. “The leadership of youth organizers from communities most harmed by environmental racism is essential to fighting climate injustice,” said Kaleia Martin, FCYO program manager. “Our current moment demands that we meet the climate crisis with an intersectional, racial justice lens. YO-CARE will equip young people of color, and poor and working-class people from frontline communities with the resources they need to address the climate crisis. The organizations in this cohort are committed to leading their racial justice work with a climate justice analysis.” Participants will learn about power building from experienced practitioners, share lessons with each other, and receive support to develop and implement an individualized strategy for building the power to achieve their vision for their community. You can learn more about the Youth Organizing For Climate Action And Racial Equity (YO-CARE) Capacity-Building Fund here.

The 40 organizations selected for YO-CARE’s inaugural cohort are:

  • 482Forward

  • Alternatives for Community and Environment

  • Arab Resource and Organizing Center

  • Asian American Organizing ProjectAYPAL: Building API Community Power

  • Chispa Arizona

  • Chispa Education Fund

  • Congress of Communities

  • Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan

  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

  • Florida Student Power

  • FRESH New London

  • Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice

  • HUBitual Learning & Outreach Inc.



  • Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition

  • Latinos Unidos Siempre

  • Los Angeles Young Workers

  • LOUD For Tomorrow

  • Maine Student Action

  • Make the Road Connecticut

  • Men and Women United for Youth & Families

  • Mississippi Citizens United for Prosperity

  • New York State Youth Leadership Council

  • People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights

  • Philadelphia Student Union

  • Progressive Maryland Education Fund

  • Semillas Arizona

  • South Bay Youth Changemakers

  • Students Deserve

  • Sustainable Georgia Futures

  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

  • The Semilla Project

  • Together for Brothers

  • Voces De La Frontera/Youth Empowered In The Struggle

  • Young People for Progress

  • Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice, Inc.

  • Youth Rise Texas

  • Youth Vs Apocalypse

  • 482Forward

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