The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) is a leadership development and base-building program for low-income, LGBTQ youth, immigrant youth, and youth of color. YOI uses popular education to teach peoples‚ history, understand privilege and oppression, gain political analysis tools, and teach concrete organizing skills. YOI fosters coalition-building, campaign planning, organizational development, and multi-generational organizing models.
Protect and extend the electoral franchise by training, empowering and supporting community coalitions to educate, register and mobilize voters targeted for suppression (low-income, young, and people of color, the targeted population for voter suppression). Register, educate and mobilize targeted voters through registration drives, voter education, canvassing and phonebanking by YCV volunteers partnered with network volunteers in their communities. Build capacity for long-term social change through civic engagement using best practices in outreach, mobilization and volunteer retention.
Program development; Publication To develop farm incubators by organizing farm incubator committees and to develop How to Start an Organic Farm publication to clearly outline resources available to new farmers