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Funders' Collaborative for Youth Organizing

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2005–October 31, 2007
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Funders’ Collaborative for Youth Organizing, a project of the Jewish Fund for Justice, is a coalition of grantmakers and youth organizing practitioners committed to advancing the field of youth organizing. Since the late 1990s, the collaborative has focused on increasing the philanthropic, intellectual and social capital necessary to strengthen and grow the youth organizing field. Youth organizing is a strategy that trains young people in community organizing and advocacy techniques with the goal of improving their communities.Multiyear funding will enable the collaborative to conduct a field study of youth organizing in order to promote leadership among vulnerable youth; increase resources to youth organizing efforts in low-income minority communities; and develop networks and increase collaboration across youth organizing groups, funders and allies. Activities will include collecting data, analyzing field scanning efforts and disseminating findings to the youth organizing field and other stakeholders working on behalf of vulnerable youth.The Jewish Fund for Justice was established to combat poverty in the U.S. by supporting community-based groups that encourage self-sufficiency and sustainable solutions to problems.