National Action
OYUnited joins Bank of America Student Leaders at their 2018 Student Leadership Summit!
On July 9, 2018, members of the OYUnited National Council of Young Leaders (NCYL) spoke for the second year in a row on a plenary panel at the Bank of America’s annual Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. It was facilitated by Nicole Hurd, CEO of College Advising Corps, a sponsoring organization of OYUnited. The focus was on what inspired them to become community leaders, what obstacles they overcame, and what successes they have achieved collectively through OYU. Jarrett Jones (City Year), Teresa Rivera (Public Allies), Ramean Clowney (Philadelphia Youth Network), and Francisco Garcia (Public Allies) were the NCYL members on the panel.

Click here to learn more about the Bank of America Student Leadership Program
OYUnited Onboards 7 New OYUnited Community Leaders at the 2018 Public Allies National Leadership Institute!
On August 2,  OYUnited NCYL members Shawnice Jackson (Public Allies), Francisco Garcia (Public Allies), Kimberly Pham (Aspen Institute), and Ryan Dalton (At-Large Member), and Dorothy Stoneman (Senior Advisor) all gathered in New Orleans for the 2018 National Leadership Institute, hosted by Public Allies. The convening was a gathering of Public Allies staff, board members, and leaders from across the nation. OYUnited NCYL members participated in the 3-day event. Francisco and Shawnice spoke on a plenary panel, and then we spent a full day onboarding 7 new amazing Community Leaders from the Public Allies national network, appointed through a careful selection process by Public Allies. There are now 31 national OYUnited Community Leaders contributing their leadership passion and skills to the OYUnited national movement, complementing the leadership role of the long-standing NCYL members. 

Click here to learn more about the Public Allies program. 
Local Action
Power Building Events
If you are in the the Boston or Columbus area, please come out to engage and have your voice heard at these amazing power building events. Both events are led by two of our outstanding Community Leaders, James Mackey (Boston,MA) and Terry Green (Columbus, OH).
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Resources & Trainings
Register for’s Get Out the Vote Bootcamp in Los Angeles!
Be a part of’s Get Out The Vote Bootcamp  on September 22 at Movember HQ in Los Angeles! This day-long, in-person training with DoSomething staffers and other social impact pros will give you the knowledge and tools you need to get out the vote and make the biggest possible impact leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.

What you can expect:
  • Amazing sessions where experienced leaders give you all the tools you need to increase your political engagement.
  • Engaging keynote speakers and panel discussions.
  • The opportunity to connect with other incredible change-makers in your community.
  • Everything you need to run your own voter registration drive.
  • Free swag, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.

Spots are limited,  register now  to secure your spot!
Get Registered to Vote, Update Your Address, Receive Election Reminders, and More...
2018 is an important election year. All federal Congresspeople are up for re-election, plus many Senators, Governors, Mayors, and local officials at all levels. Just because there is not a presidential election doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention, choose the people who represent your views, and then VOTE!!!!  We want you to be prepared to have your voice heard!  

Please get prepared now by checking out our Turbo Vote tool and signing up. It will notify you when your elections are happening, and give you the information you need to vote with confidence. You can sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote, & apply for your absentee ballot!
In Solidarity,
Lashon Amado
National Coordinator of the Community Action Teams of Opportunity Youth United
Lashon Amado