The Graduates/Los Graduados

Engagement Resources

Organizations

General | Mentoring/Gang Prevention | Undocumented Youth | Bullying/LGBT Issues | Zero Tolerance & Peer Juries | Homelessness & Poverty | Youth Action

General

Voto Latino is the country's leading organization in registering and engaging young Latino voters.

The Dream Is Now is a campaign to advocate and support common sense reform that gives all undocumented immigrants the chance to earn their citizenship and contribute fully to our society.

Reality Changers works with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training needed to become first generation college students.

Freedom University is a volunteer-driven organization that provides rigorous, college-level instruction to all academically qualified students regardless of their immigration status.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Its mission is to increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by providing scholarships and assistance to students and their families.

The Children's Aid Society is a New York-based children's charity providing critical services to children and families facing homelessness, as well as after school programs, health services, and early childhood education.

Mentoring/Gang Prevention

Mentor Youth is a faith-based organization, founded by the National Network of Youth Ministries, offers guidance in becoming a mentor, and assistance in finding mentoring opportunities.

Education Northwest provides training, technical assistance, research, and consultation to youth mentoring initiatives and programs throughout the United States.

Gang Resistance Education & Training is an effective, evidence-based gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America provide programs and services to promote and enhance the development of young people.

Resources for Undocumented Youth

Generation Progress is a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. DREAM Act and immigration are among its issues.

National Council of La Raza is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.

National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good works to promote greater awareness, understanding, commitment and action in support of the ways that higher education serves our diverse democracy. Promotes action in support of undocumented students.

Bullying/LGBT Issues

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

The National Youth Association presents statistics and other information on gay bullying.

Teen Pregnancy/Dual Strategy Education

National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the well-being of children, youth, families, and the nation by preventing unplanned pregnancies.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas.

The Centers for Disease Control offers a variety of information and resources on preventing teen pregnancy.

Zero Tolerance & Peer Juries

The National Association of Youth Courts, a nonprofit membership organization, serves as a central point of contact for youth court programs across the nation, providing informational services, delivering training and technical assistance, and developing resource materials on how to develop and enhance youth court programs in the United States.

Child Trends: This informative brief from the National Education Association discusses non-punitive alternatives to zero tolerance.

Homelessness & Poverty

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty works to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children.

Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families — including homeless families — achieve lasting independence.

Youth Action

The National Youth Association was founded in 2010 to give youth a voice in the political process.

DoSomething.org is the country's largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. It spearheads national campaigns on a variety of causes, including bullying and homelessness.

The Ambassadors 4 Kids Club is aimed at middle school students to help them learn how to stand up and speak out against bullying.

Gay-Straight Alliance empowers and supports youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.

The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness is committed to ending hunger and homelessness in America by educating, engaging, and training students to directly meet individuals' immediate needs, while advocating for long-term systemic solutions.