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.
California School-Age Consortium$50,000Oakland, CAdescription
This general operating grant supports CalSAC's work to create a diverse, well-trained workforce for out-of-school time through professional development, training and advocacy.
California Youth Connection$60,000San Francisco, CA description
This general operating grant will support projects that engage, educate, and empower California’s current and emancipated foster youth.
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.
Citizen Schools$65,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant will support the Teaching Fellows Program, which will immerse 261 aspiring educators in Expanded Learning Time programs at partner public schools across the country.
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.
Communities United: VOYCE$45,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant is restricted to Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), which will develop youth leaders to campaign for safety in schools and high-quality teaching and learning across Chicago schools.
Educational Video Center$60,000New York, NYdescription
This general operating grant will support EVC's work using documentary production and media arts to develop the artistic, social-emotional, youth leadership and career skills of overage and under-credited youth from low income communities throughout New York City.
Foster Youth in Action$60,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This general operating grant will enable FYA to increase the capacity of foster youth to engage in advocacy activities and shape policy that impacts their lives and the child welfare system. FYA will strengthen its national network of foster care organizations and engage new partners to implement FYA's proven youth development/youth-led advocacy model in more states.  
Global Action Project$55,000New York, NYdescription

This general operating grant will enable GAP to grow its local and national cohort media arts training program for youth organizers; scale up outreach and distribution efforts; and deeply integrate new digital media tools.

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.
New America Media$40,000San Francisco, CAdescription
YouthWire builds the reporting skills of youth journalists statewide and brings their voices to decision-makers through multiple strategies: policy forum, e-newsletters, social media, online publishing and distribution of a quarterly print edition, Calafia. .
Oakland Kids First$50,000Oakland, CAdescription
This general operating grant supports Oakland Kids First to coordinate school-based youth-organizing programs including peer academic mentoring and after school leadership development; deepen partnership with the Oakland Unified School District to meaningfully engage youth and families at school sites and across the district; and develop an A-G certified leadership course.
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.
San Francisco Study Center$50,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This grant is restricted to San Francisco Beacon Initiative, which will organize professional development, peer learning and coaching across the eight centers and play a leadership role in out-of-school time and Beacon discussions at the national level.
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 Communication$70,000New York, NYdescription
The general operating grant will enable Youth Communication to build teen writing skills and inform the broader public about issues important to young people through the production of high quality magazines, story collections and teaching tools.
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.
WNYC Radio$40,000New York, NYdescription
This grant is restricted to Radio Rookies, which trains teens to create high quality stories that are aired on national public radio and other outlets.