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When the founding staff launched Young People For in 2004, they sought to design a series of programs to turn young people’s innovative ideas into action, to give them unique…

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The Courts Have to Matter to LGBTQ Americans

By Erik Lampmann ’11. Cross-posted on the People For and Alliance for Justice blogs. Federal courts routinely hand down judgments that affect everyday Americans at an immediate, painful, and personal…

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Why Young Americans Should Care About the New #CubaPolicy

By Devin Murphy, 2014 YP4 Fellow On December 18th, 2014, President Obama announced the United States would be re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and work toward establishing new trade agreements…

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Blog Civil Rights Voting & Elections

Supreme Court’s Denial of Wisconsin Voting Rights a Motivator for Millennials

Cross-posted on the People For Blog. Written by 2014 YP4 Fellow Zachary Koop. This past Monday, the US Supreme Court made a troubling decision: it rejected an appeal to overturn…

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Blog Civil Rights Fellowship Money in Politics Voting & Elections

YP4 Launches North Carolina Community College Initiative

At YP4 we know that beyond a center of community activity, community colleges have the real potential to become centers of grassroots progressive activity. This is especially true given that…

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YP4 Leads Trainings at “Take Root” Reproductive Justice Conference in Oklahoma

By Vidushani Jayalal Originally posted on the People For Blog Last week, Young People For (YP4) Director Joy Lawson, YP4 Fellowship Associate Vidushani Jayalal, and current YP4 Fellow Alyssah Roth…

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Self-Care Is Part of the Revolution

Originally posted on the Black Youth Project Blog. Written by YP4’s Fellowship Program Manager Marion Andrew Humphrey, Jr.  The term ‘self care’ has played an integral role in my work…

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YP4 Alums Discuss Millennial Activism on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Originally posted on the People For Blog. Image of Jamira Burley ’11 in the Melissa Harris-Perry Show interview. On Sunday two alumni of PFAW Foundation’s Young People For (YP4) program,…

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Apply to YP4’s Alumni Board!

Are you interested in helping YP4 strengthen its programs? Do you want to give back to the YP4 community in a higher capacity than you have to date? Do you…

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Join YP4’s next FLLA Cohort!

Are you interested in joining a nationally-renowned, premier campaign leadership development program for young progressives? Are you interested in learning more about a wide range of social justice skills and…