Read this article to see New Voices students provide public comment at BAAQMD and CARB meetings and find out about success, challenges, and budding partnerships to address toxic air quality in West and East Oakland.
Last summer New Voices Are Rising collaborated with five environmental justice programs to give Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy students an in-depth look at what it means to be a leader for environmental health in their community.
Thank you again to the Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter for recognizing our New Voices Are Rising youth Fellows at the David Brower Dinner. Make sure to check out this video of Pa, Kyree, and Nate accepting the 2015 Youth Award!
Do you remember the first time you stood up and spoke out? Watch our New Voices Are Rising 2015 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy participants as they discuss the power of their voices and how they have gotten involved in the fight for climate resiliency in Oakland.
Pamela Tapia gives us a glimpse into how youth experience life and environmental inequities in Oakland. She shares her own story of how she used her battle with asthma (aggravated by her home’s proximity to diesel truck routes) to become an advocate for her community and for environmental and social change through the New Voices Are Rising program at Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.
Life in the flatlands of Oakland, CA can be a struggle. Two former students of Rose Foundation’s New Voices Are Rising program share their stories of how they became advocates for their community calling for environmental and social change in this new video.
New Voices Are Rising strives to develop young leaders, especially in low-income communities and communities of color in…
A group of teenagers from a northwest Oakland church explored their community’s civil rights history as they registered and mobilized voters to build community power in 2004. The Rose Foundation provided training and coordination of this effort and continues to work with high school students to register voters in disenfranchised Oakland neighborhoods every two years.
Grassroots groups are the lifeblood of the environmental movement, yet, most foundations don’t fund these groups because they are too small, too new, or are perceived to be too risky. Since 2003, the Rose Foundation, with support from our funding partners, has supported over 300 small community organizations with more than $1 million in grants to build and sustain the grassroots environmental movement.
Rose Foundation’s unique role as a bridge between philanthropy and the community has been recognized by state and…