New Voices Are Rising is excited to host our first-ever VIRTUAL Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy! Join our crowdfund to raise $20,000 for the Summer Academy!
Young people around the world have risen up to demand that we all acknowledge the climate crisis is here and now, and take bold action to address it. Youth are leading this global movement for environmental and climate justice, and their passionate leadership and sense of urgency is exactly what we need for bold international governmental action.
Our New Voices students play an active role in this global movement, taking action locally within their communities. New Voices students are high schoolers living in the most polluted and under-resourced areas of Oakland. They live and breathe environmental and social injustices every single day. And, they have chosen to step up as leaders, challenge the status quo, and make positive change for their communities and the environment!
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
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!
We found inspiration and comfort in pulling together the following stories and updates from the grassroots, and we know you’ll love them too! These grassroots activists and youth leaders are reminding us that we are all in this together; and together, we are developing resilience.
In this issue: Rose Visits the Grassroots, Announcing Grassroots Leadership Fund Grantees, New Voices Goes Remote, and so much more!
Grantees Adapting to the Pandemic, New Voices Goes Remote, Take the Grassroots Challenge, and so much more!
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