Spring 2014 Grants Awarded: Youth Development


Alternatives in Action$50,000Alameda, CAdescription
Alternatives in Action's Community Schools Initiative will implement extended day programming and their cascading leadership model at four Oakland school sites. This will promote safety and college, career, and community readiness for 1,200 underserved and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students.
Center for Court Innovation$60,000New York, NYdescription
Center for Court Innovation’s Youth Justice Board is an after-school program that brings together young people to study and propose solutions to the public safety challenges that most affect them.
Center for Effective Philanthropy$25,000San Francisco, CAdescription
Center for Effective Philanthropy’s YouthTruth Survey harnesses student perceptions to help educators accelerate improvements in their K–12 schools and classrooms. This grant supports YouthTruth's expansion and transition to a sustainable business model.
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth$50,000San Francisco, CAdescription
Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children's Youth Making a Change program combines best practices from youth development and youth organizing to support young people to develop the skills and leadership to be successful in their own lives and to be effective leaders and change-makers in their schools and communities.
Coro New York Leadership Center$50,000New York, NYdescription
Coro’s Youth Leadership Development Continuum prepares young people to use their collective voice and creates unique opportunities of access to make the city’s schools and system more responsive to the needs of the young people they serve.
Foster Youth in Action$7,500San Francisco, CAdescription
Foster Youth in Action will develop an actionable transition plan that results in a new business model and operational plan that will support the leadership transition, and provide “transition coaching” to staff and the new Executive Director.  
Juvenile Law Center$20,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement projects create opportunities for youth in the child welfare and justice systems to take the lead in advocating for social change in their communities.
Mikva Challenge$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
Mikva Challenge’s Citywide Youth Council Program promotes youth voice and youth leadership by providing young people with the knowledge, skills, agency, and access to have a meaningful impact on public policy decisions that significantly impact Chicago youth.
Philadelphia Student Union$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
The Philadelphia Student Union will continue to organize high school students in some of Philadelphia's neediest schools and neighborhoods through base building and leadership development. PSU will work at the local, state, and national level to advance education policies that provide the education students deserve.
Temple University: University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia$40,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
The University Community Collaborative’s Youth Leadership Development Continuum will foster young leaders by building the necessary foundations of confidence and self-esteem, developing 21st century skills, and creating an awareness of larger social, economic and political issues.
Year Up$70,000Boston, MAdescription
Year Up will grow its core sites, as well as expand into new geographies through the Professional Training Corps, and continue its systems change strategy to shift perceptions, policies, and practices.
Youth Radio$70,000Oakland, CAdescription
Youth Radio will continue its successful youth training and employment model, while working to expand its workforce development initiatives and its efforts to serve the highest-need youth.
Youth Speaks$55,000San Francisco, CAdescription
Youth Speaks will invest in staffing through a new approach to the recruitment and development of Poet Mentors, and also pursue the codification, publication, and dissemination of their pedagogy and best teaching practices throughout the Brave New Voices Network.
Youth Together$50,000Oakland, CAdescription
Youth Together will develop the leadership and organizing skills of youth engaged in building strong school communities and addressing educational justice issues.
Youth United for Change$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
Youth United for Change will support the leadership development and organizing of young people in Philadelphia to improve their education.