National Council of Young Leaders
The National Council of Young Leaders is a diverse body of young leaders from across the United States who advise policy makers and funders on issues affecting low-income youth and their communities. Eleven national organizations sponsor the members of the Council. From both urban and rural low-income areas, The National Council of Young Leaders reflects the enormous untapped intelligence and talent of our nation's young people.
Read the Council's policy call to action, Recommendations to Increase Opportunity and Decrease Poverty in America (PDF), including specific recommendations - drawn from the experience and expertise of the young leaders.
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Current funding for the National Council of Young Leaders is provided by the Starbucks Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and State Farm. Initial funding in 2012 was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Open Society Foundations.
Members of the National Council of Young Leaders - Opportunity Youth United
- Jamiel Alexander, YouthBuild USA
- Lashon Amado, YouthBuild USA
- Gilbert Bonafe, College Advising Corps
- Ramean Clowney, Jobs for the Future
- Ryan Dalton, Youth Leadership Institute
- Agustin Flores, Mikva Challenge
- Francisco Garcia, Public Allies
- Megan Gregory, National Congress of American Indians
- Tekoa Hewitt, Gateway to College National Network
- Shawnice Jackson, Public Allies
- Shirwanda James, The Corps Network
- Julie Jent, Partners for Education Berea College
- Deon Jones, Be the Change, Inc.
- Dominique Jones, Year Up
- Humberto Palacios, National Guard Youth Foundation
- Raechal Perez, College Advising Corps
- Teresa Rivera, Public Allies
- Adam Strong, YouthBuild USA
- Philan Tree, The Corps Network
- Shanice Turner, Year Up
- College Advising Corps
- Gateway to College National Network
- Jobs for the Future
- Mikva Challenge
- National Congress of American Indians
- National Guard Youth Foundation
- Partners for Education at Berea College
- Public Allies
- The Corps Network
- Year Up
- YouthBuild USA
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Be The Change
- Citizens University
- Get Schooled
- Llano Grande Center
- National Rural Assembly
- Opportunity Youth Network