Community Programs

Just Communities programs are focused on uplifting youth, families, and educators to be the strong, vocal, and active members of their community. We support them in amplifying their efforts and leading alongside them to create impactful and sustainable systemic change.
Educators
Just Communities programs are focused on uplifting youth, families, and educators to be the strong, vocal, and active members of their community. We support them in amplifying their efforts and leading alongside them to create impactful and sustainable systemic change.
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2022 Dates to Come!

Anti-Racist Educators Group

Racism is a topic of conversation that should happen in the classroom. This conversation must start by being honest with ourselves—processing our own conscious and unconscious thoughts and biases—and then engaging our students in the conversation. 

 

As educators across the nation are speaking against racism and advocating for sustainable change in our country now, our students are noticing. It is never too soon to talk to young people about racism, and attending a support group is a great way to start the conversation. Join Just Communities and other educators every month in creating a space of support and truthful conversations to continue combating racism in schools.

Youth
CAN DO! is a year-round networking program for Just Communities Youth Leaders! The program is completely youth-run and youth-led and is for youth interested in social justice work. The goals of CAN DO! are to support youth in creating real and meaningful change for social justice through their ideas and visions; to increase the education and awareness of youth leaders and their peers; and to prepare members to become effective youth and civic leaders and facilitators in their schools, community, and other Just Communities programs. For more information, click here.

Youth for Justice (Y4J) is a 15 hour program opportunity for youth to discuss and address issues of racial equity and systems of oppression in their communities. Students will  learn about Social Justice Education, civic engagement, and community organizing. Y4J aspires to teach youth to be inclusive of all people and cultures; to develop capacity to check assumptions and to understand the value-laden choices that await them as leaders, decision makers, and arbiters of ethical choices at home, at school, and in their communities. To submit an application, click here.
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Youth for Justice

This cohort will center the experiences of Black and Indigenous youth and other youth of color that identify as part of Immigrant & Migrant communities.

 

This cohort is for students who identify as unaccompanied migrant youth and students who are undocumented. This program will be in Spanish. English interpretation will be provided per request. 

 

This Youth for Justice cohort will provide the opportunity to community organize, advocate, and lobby for immigrant rights!

Why should you attend?

  • Interested in Social Justice;

  • Learn more about your commUNITIY and it's history;

  • Make friends with other youth leaders;

  • Earn Community Service Hours

  • Create change in your school and community.

LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Organizing Pod brings youth who identify as part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community  together to make real connections with other young people who want to do more in their schools and communities. Just Communities' LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Organizing Pod is committed to creating truly authentic safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA2S+ youth to have the opportunity to be active in their community, schools, and to speak at school board meetings about issues that impact them, advocate at the local and state level, while sharing stories and experiences as they actively commit to contributing and leading systemic change.
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LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Organizing Pod

Want to get involved or have questions? Contact To join contact: Lei villa (they/them) at programsintern@just-communities.org OR call 805-585-3798.