Welcome to our November Newsletter!
YP4 is coming to you!
In an effort to recruit a diverse 2018-2019 Fellowship class, we are traveling to states across America to reach folks that have been historically left out of the leadership development pipeline.
Last month, we traveled to North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota to encourage stellar young people to #JointheFam.
This month, we will be in Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi! If you are in those states, be sure to reach out and connect us with awesome folks in your area!
We’ll be in New Orleans on November 16th to host a YP4 Recruitment Event so stop by and invite young change makers to learn how they can join the YP4 Fam! You can register here.
As always, encourage young people in your network to apply. The majority of YP4 Fellows decide to #JoinTheFam because of you! The best way to recruit for YP4 is to share your experience and love for the program.
You can also nominate people using this form.
A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform.
YP4'13 Tyler Barbarin just held the National Coalition on School Diversity’s 2017 Conference titled “A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform,” which brought together over 400 people from across the country to discuss and strengthen strategies for reducing racial and socioeconomic isolation in elementary and secondary schools.
MATAHARI – JUSTICE
YP4'16 Chrystal Koech is a filmmaker and writer based in Boston, MA where she is finishing up a short documentary about the domestic workers rights movement. Her project tentatively titled, MATAHARI – JUSTICE, follows emerging leaders of the domestic workers rights movements as they work to implement the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and end gender-based violence and labor exploitation. Look out for her upcoming documentary!
YP4 Alum appointed to County Commissioners Court
YP4' 05 Ruben Vogt was recently appointed as the El Paso County Commissioners Court on October 2nd. Ruben will lead the county for the next 15 months until a new county judge is elected. Learn more about Ruben’s work here!
Self-Care After Series
YP4'16 Raven Ealey is the creator of the Self-Care After Series, which doubles as a project/subscription box business that views the casual mistreatment of women and femmes as a public health issue, while using self-care tips and the power of naming ones experience as a guide to collective healing and a radical shift to include emotional justice in our culture. Support her work by viewing her website here!
Learning Alliance New Mexico Advisory Board
YP4 '13 Cindy Nava has been announced as the new Executive Director of the Learning Alliance New Mexico Advisory Board. Ms. Nava brings strong policy, advocacy, research and analysis skills to her new position with Learning Alliance, the statewide organization that engaged more than 4,000 New Mexicans to compile a report about the vision of public education for the state. For more information be sure to visit www.learningalliancenm.org.
Register for the Courts Webinar!
The Vote and Courts Cohorts are learning opportunities for current Fellows and Alumni to get involved in civic engagement work. Find more information here.
November Courts Webinar
Date: November 8th at 8PM EST
Topic: “How to Impact Supreme Court Cases”
Alumni in the Washington DC area; come network with young people doing amazing work in the progressive movement! Have drinks with the Young People For Fam and other youth progressive organizations, and find out how you can get involved. **THE FIRST 20 ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT** We look forward to seeing you all there from 6:30PM - 9:00PM.
RSVP here! Spread the word!
"Grocery store prices won’t change overnight, but there are still ways to break the notion that eating healthy must break your bank account."
Read YP4 '16 Alex Washington's blog here.
Call for Blog Contributors
Interested in writing content for YP4's website?
- Submit a post that is 500-800 words and addressing one of YP4's target issue areas.
- Email your posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill out this quick survey below to update YP4 on where you are in life, so that we can best support you in your personal and professional work for social justice.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
- Harriet Tubman
Date: Monday, Nov. 20th, 8:00 PM ET
Topic: Meet, Greet, and Succeed: How to Leverage Your Personal Contacts” with Guest Rebecca Thompson, Director of Run To Win at Emily’s List
Questions? Email: YP4Alumni@pfaw.org
Present at National Summit!
Applications are now open for workshop proposals at the
Submit your proposal application by November 30!
Those selected to present will be notified by December 15.
This month's Featured Fellow is Alphonso Amos from
Port Huron, Michigan!
When asked what social justice work he is doing in his community he stated:
"I am currently working on building programs for Impact Youth Services a nonprofit organization in which I am the founder and Executive Director. Impact Youth Services is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides an array of mentoring, educational, employment training, case management."
Read more about Alphonso here.
Donya Nasser YP4 '13
"Thanks to YP4, I have a life-long chosen family and community invested in social justice that supports me, uplifts me, and comprises the foundation that has allowed me to grow and blossom."
Read more about Donya here.
Meet our new Policy & Civic Engagement Coordinator & our new Curriculum and Blueprint Coordinator!
Learn more about the here.
Request for National Summit Swag!
In an effort to keep resources within our network, we are currently collecting proposals to print branded YP4 materials for our National Summit. If you have access to printing resources and are interested in creating printed swag, please let us know.
New Economy Project
New York City
Regional Field Organizer
Rural Utah Project
San Juan County, UT
Interfaith Worker Justice
Regional Field Director
Digital Recruitment Director
Work for Progress
Indiana Campaign Manager
Stand for Children
Manager, Candidate Recruitment and Coaching
Leadership and Educational Equity
Toxics Action Center
Arts and Entertainment Organizer
The Public Interest Network
Los Angeles, CA
Northern Plains Resource Council
Public Policy Fellow
Disability Rights Texas
Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA