Grantees in the News
Read about UPROSE's efforts to improve environmental conditions in Sunset
- January 28, 2011—UPROSE received two grants from the EPA to support community-led environmental justice initiatives in Brooklyn. Youth will play an active role in increasing local knowledge about environmental and public health issues through educational and action-based activities.
Read Kristofer's article in The New York Times.
- January 18, 2011—People's Production House staff member, Kristofer Rios, publishes an article about the struggle of farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida to achieve just working conditions and fair wages.
Read about the student-led zero-tolerance report and press release.
- January 13, 2011—Youth United Change (YUC) released a report by students about the negative impact of the Philadelphia School District's zero-tolerance approach to discipline. At a press conference at Philadelphia’s City Hall, youth explained how zero-tolerance makes schools less safe and less effective at educating students.
Read more about Ifetayo's history and current programs.
- December 8, 2010—Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy celebrates two decades of engaging Brooklyn youth in cross cultural exchange and arts-based programs.
Read the press release on Maria Brenes' award.
- September 2010—Inner City Struggle’s executive director, Maria Brenes, was named one of Liberty Hill Foundation’s 2010 “Grassroots Leaders to Watch”. This honor celebrates Maria and ICS’ key role in forming the East Los Angeles Education Collaborative, which after 6 years of organizing work, won a campaign to construct a new school and create 5 pilot schools within it.
Read the SFGate.com article On a Foster Care Success Story.
- April 2, 2009—Voice Our Independent Choices for Emancipation Support (VOICES) is expanding its groundbreaking program for foster youth to a second center that is led by two former participants of the VOICES' Napa program.
Read the Chi-Town Daily News article Freedom School Spurs Social Change.
- March 25, 2009—Chicago Freedom School offers high school students the opportunity to learn and engage in youth led social change through its Freedom Fellows program.
Read Chicago Public Radio's interview Community Cafe Provides Solace..
- March 9, 2009—The InnerCity Muslim Action Network (IMAN) creates a space on Chicago's South Side to celebrate arts in the Muslim community. From Hip Hop music to prayer, the community cafe is a place for Muslims to concentrate on issues important to their community while appreciating artists and arts from various mediums.
Read Albany Park Housing Activists Back Earlier Notification to Tenants.
- March 9, 2009—Albany Park Neighborhood Council (APNC) featured in the Chicago Tribune article about organizing efforts to support a state bill that would require tenants to get adequate notice for foreclosures and ease tenant's transition to new building management.
Read Ready for Reform: Student Activism Takes the Lead.
- December 3, 2008—Philadelphia Student Union, United Students, InnerCity Struggle, and Voices of Youth In Chicago Education (VOYCE) empower youth to lead public education reform.
Read Oasis Community Impact Center's student promotes financial literacy..
- November 24, 2008—At the Oasis Community Impact Center, Jasmine Ridley, age 18, creates a 12 lesson workbook on economics in order to educate her peers about the importance of financial literacy.
Read Little Village Teen Wins Environmental Activism Award.
- November 8, 2008—Little Village Environmental Justice Organization's youth member Marisol Becerra, age 19, wins the Brower Award for her leadership role in organizing Little Village youth to create an interactive map locating toxic sites.