Tools for Change

Our round-up of the tools, data and voices you need to help you make a difference.

SNAP
May 15, 2018
Here's what you need to know about how The Farm Bill affects young people, children and low-income families.
messaging
April 25, 2018
Based on research by Topos Partnership, The Opportunity Agenda compiled the following quick tips for discussing these tax cuts and changes to our nation’s tax system.
Violence
April 20, 2018
The month of April - Sexual Assault Awareness and Second Chance Month – raises an important, and difficult, conversation about how society understands, categorizes, and responds to all forms of violence.
April 10, 2018
Congress, fully fund the JJDPA!
April 10, 2018
Tell Rep. Culberson to fully fund the JJDPA!
MyOpportunity
April 2, 2018
Share your insights and stories to help us make a collective case for investing in programs that work to reconnect young people to opportunity!
New YOrker
December 20, 2017
The New Yorker magazine looks at what calling Congress achieves
Social media icons
February 26, 2018
Interested in hearing about how to communicate with members of Congress, as told by a current Hill staffer? Click here to find out!
Shy person at computer
January 8, 2018
In the coming weeks and years, you will be seeing a lot of requests to call your representatives about issues facing our country. But maybe, you hate calling people and talking on the phone. If so, this is a guide for you!
Advocacy
March 7, 2018
Capitol Hill
November 29, 2017
Check out this article from The Brookings Institution on the recent rise in "organic" advocacy after the 2016 election.
Woman at computer
March 6, 2018
For organizations looking to promote their advocacy campaigns through online advertising, social media can provide large potential audiences and a cost-effective setup. Click here to learn more!
HUFFPO
January 8, 2018
In 2018, the Huffington Post plans to phase out its unpaid contributors columns. Here's how to pitch your story to the outlet's new sections.
Young person sitting down.
October 17, 2017
Why is breaking down a stereotype about today’s young adults nearly impossible? New data collected for the 2017 Millennial Impact Report prove not only millennials’ passionate concern for others, but the unique form of activism they’re engaged in to effect societal change. Click here to read more!
Hands raised in the air.
February 1, 2018
To be successful and sustainable, place-based initiatives for education reform must strategically incorporate the voices of those who have the most to lose or gain.
Pen and paper
January 12, 2018
On Apr. 30, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed legislation that changes the youth council status from ad-hoc to an advisory committee for all branches of government. Click here to read about this incredible accomplishment!
Capitol Hill
March 1, 2018
Thinking about running for office? This is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office!
Changemaker paper
February 28, 2018
This Occasional Paper Series #10, by Shawn Ginwright, asks the important question: how can we continue to build leadership from the most affected population, to guide us through, and into the coming decades of the millennium?
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