We are building the next generation of leaders of color by uplifting youth voices, providing leadership development opportunities, and organizing young people to take action in their schools and communities.
- In the past, LOUD members have organized for more mental health investments at school, clean drinking water, and safe communities.
High School & College youth: We work with young people ages 13-26 to organize and build people power around the issue most impacted our communities.
Artists: We work side by side with artists of color to create a cultural strategy to shift and change narratives that are harmful to young people and our immigrant communities. Last year, we had our inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Rodrigo Ramos, create an art piece that encapsulates the history and resilience immigrant farm laborers exude while motivating young people to register and turnout in the 2020 elections. Our youth and Artist-in-Residence worked together on a series of cultural strategies to increase voter turnout and participation in Kern County.
LOUD Fellowship & Internship programs
The LOUD Fellows/Interns program trains and funds young people of color to be the next generation of fearless organizers fighting for a healthy, safe, and thriving Central Valley.
We train fellows on the fundamentals of different aspects of issue and electoral campaigns — so the next generation of organizers knows how to build field programs from the bottom up, how to build a political narrative, and best practices for direct voter contact and volunteer recruitment.