New Voices Are Rising

Our 2020-2021 New Voices Fellows

Celebrating Our Fellows & Launching Our Expanded Summer Academy

As we head into the summer, New Voices is saying goodbye to our Fellows and getting ready for this year’s virtual Summer Academy. Find out what our Fellows are up to this summer and beyond, plus learn how we are gearing up for the start of the Summer Academy!

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Anna Gomberg

Meet the Rose Community: Anna Gomberg, Crowdfunder

Get to know our New Voices Are Rising Crowdfunder, Anna Gomberg! Hear from Anna about how she first connected with New Voices, why she believes in youth leadership, her favorite place to visit in nature, & much more! Read on to meet Anna!

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Qin and Andrea, 2021 Summer Academy Youth Co-Coordinators, "When New Voices youth work together, we are able to use our collective power to achieve climate justice."

Meet Andrea and Qin, New Voices’ Youth Co-Coordinators

Andrea and Qin here, this year’s Summer Academy Youth Co-Coordinators. New Voices helped us find our voices, and this summer, we get to help new students in the Summer Academy find theirs.
Find out how you can help us make this year’s Summer Academy a success!

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Help raise $25,000 for New Voices' 2021 Summer Academy!

Support Youth Building Collective Power for Climate Justice!

Our New Voices Crowdfund just launched! Help raise $25,000 for New Voices’ virtual 2021 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy. Join the Crowdfund and support young environmental leaders today!

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Monitoring My Communities' Air Quality

Monitoring My Communities’ Air Quality

My name is Parker, and I am New Voices’ East Oakland Air Quality Fellow. My family and I recently moved from East to West Oakland, which got me curious about how the air quality in these places differ. Keep reading to find out how pollution impacts my communities and what you can do about it!

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New Voices Focus Groups

New Voices: Focusing on East Oakland

“Community members need help to have their voices heard by decision makers — that’s why we are holding focus groups to amplify community voices,” shares Fellow Michelle. Read on to find out more about these focus groups and New Voices work to bring clean air to East Oakland.

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Planting Equity with New Voices

Planting Equity with New Voices

Why is it important to plant trees in communities of color and low-income areas? How can cities create tree equity? Find out in this piece written by our New Voices Program Associate, Jada Delaney! Jada recently kicked off planting 100+ trees in West Oakland with a very successful, COVID-19 safe event. Read more here!

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Find out why youth think planting more trees is important!

Why Plant Trees in Our Communities?

Grassroots Fund grantee Common Vision sent their chief puppet Jamari to investigate why trees are important to our communities health at New Voices Are Rising’s tree planting event. Watch the video to find out what Jamari learned!

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Growing Food Justice Starting with Soil Testing

New Voices: Growing Food Justice Starting with Soil Testing

“As this year’s Food Justice Fellow, I am trying to increase the accessibility of fresh and healthy food in communities with barriers to accessing them.” Click here to find out how our New Voices Fellow David is helping Oakland youth grow food justice, starting with soil testing!

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Help New Voices Are Rising Win Clean Air for East Oakland

ACTION ALERT: Help New Voices Are Rising Win Clean Air for East Oakland

Tell the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that East Oakland residents deserve a community plan to reduce pollution exposure. To support East Oakland residents, submit a public comment to CARB. Find more information here.

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