New Voices Are Rising seeks to increase civic participation within under-represented communities, increase young people’s commitment to environmental justice, and reduce air and water pollution that severely impact both human health and the health of the San Francisco Bay. The program helps young people gain the skills and experience in civic engagement that they need to begin to tackle the problems — including environmental health problems — that disproportionately impact their communities.
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Two to four students from the Summer Institute are recruited to become New Voices Are Rising Fellows during the school year, giving them the opportunity to pursue environmental justice work in greater depth. The students use the skills they learned and the leadership potential they developed, applying it to community capacity building and outreach projects with New Voices and program partners focused on reducing toxic exposure, addressing climate change, and increasing competency in low-income communities and communities of color to meaningfully engage in environmental decision-making.
What’s New with New Voices
Don’t miss this month’s E-News, where you can join the Connect The Dots Conversation, catch up with New Voices Summer Academy students, meet Kylie & Perla from the Rose Team, celebrate 10 years of 4-stars, and so much more!
Thanks to the Rose Community’s generosity, in just four weeks, we surpassed our $20,000 goal and raised over $23,000 for our first-ever virtual 2020 Summer Academy! Continue reading to find out how YOU made this possible!
Check out this month’s E-News to find out more about Roses’ commitment to racial, economic, and environmental justice, how Rose invests in growing a network of waterkeepers, what the New Voices Fellows are up to next, how we are kicking off the Summer Academy, and so much more!
New Voices Are Rising is excited to host our first-ever VIRTUAL Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy!
Youth are leading the movement for environmental and climate justice globally. And our New Voices students are as committed as ever to standing up for their communities and the environment.
Support their work! Meet the moment with New Voices!
Check out this month’s E-News to find out more about how Rose Foundation is Staying Connected, the Grassroots Forge Ahead, Our Virtual Summer Academy, & So Much More! Read it here!
Thank you to our institutional program funders:
the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
the California EPA
the East Bay Municipal Utilities District
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
New Resource Bank
the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
and the Port of Oakland