WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.

Our Mission
Brown Issues cultivates the next generation of Brown leaders through civic engagement, healing, and narrative change.

We are cultivating the next generation of Brown leaders through civic engagement, social-emotional health support, and narrative change.

WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN
WAITING FOR

What We Do

Brown Issues equips Brown youth to become lifelong leaders, change agents, storytellers, advocates, and voters for community change.  

Our Strategies

Our Strategy

Civic Engagement

We catalyze a movement of young voters to shape the future of our communities and use our voice for positive change in our families, neighborhoods, and schools.

Healing

We create a culture of belonging where youth connect through shared values, collective consciousness, and are equipped with resilience and mentorship to heal and live healthy lives and exercise their agency.

Narrative Change

We shift the story about our communities by lifting up authentic and inspiring stories of our lives, families, culture, neighborhoods, contributions, and our work for social change.

What We Do

Strategies

Civic Engagement

We catalyze a movement of young voters to shape the future of our communities and use our voices for positive change.

Social-Emotional Health

We give emerging leaders the resilience, mentorship, and tools they need to heal and live healthy lives so they can become lifelong community advocates.

Narrative Change

We shift the story about our communities by lifting up authentic and inspiring stories of our lives and our work for social change.

Our Programs

Membership & Chapters

More than 20 campus-based chapters across the state provide daily to weekly spaces for youth to connect, heal, learn, challenge, grow together, and lead campaigns to win change.

Statewide Leadership & Wellness Camps

We offer a statewide summer organizing camp and fall policy boot camp for young people where they find peer support, cultural healing, and skills to hone their leadership and advocacy.

Youth-Centered Digital Platform

We have the largest youth-centered digital platform in the state which we leverage to organize our followers to grow from clicktivists to activists.

Programs

Membership and Chapters

More than 20 and growing on campus-based groups across the state provide daily to weekly spaces for youth to connect, heal, learn, challenge, grow together, and lead campaigns to win change. Our collective efforts use culture to heal and create conditions instrumental to community well-being.

Statewide Leadership & Wellness Camps

We offer a statewide summer organizing camp and fall policy boot camp for young people where they find peer support, cultural healing, and skills to hone their leadership and advocacy.

Youth-Centered Digital Platform

We have the largest youth-centered digital platform in the state which we leverage to organize our followers to grow from clicktivists to activists.

Statewide Youth Conference

Each Spring over 300 young people, from across the state, convene to learn about social determinants of health, how to advance campaigns, and how to leverage statewide partnerships to advance justice and equity.

“Brown Issues is a place where I find positivity and my second family. We are breaking the stereotypes people place on our communities and we are using our voice to speak truth to power.”                

Edith Williams,
Sacramento City College

“Brown Issues is a place where I find positivity and my second family. We are breaking the stereotypes people place on our communities and we are using our voice to speak truth to power.” 

Edith Williams,
Sacramento City College

Why It Matters

WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN
WAITING FOR

Latino Youth are the future of California. We are powerful,
proud, and devoted to build a stronger Brown and civically
engaged community. Brown Issues is taking the reins of our
collective power – as change agents, voters, as storytellers,
and as lifelong advocates for community change. This
movement of connected and engaged advocates will shape
California for generations to come.

Why It Matters

WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN
WAITING FOR

Latino Youth are the future of California. We are powerful,
proud, and devoted to build a stronger Brown and civically
engaged community. Brown Issues is taking the reins of our
collective power – as change agents, voters, as storytellers,
and as lifelong advocates for community change. This
movement of connected and engaged advocates will shape
California for generations to come.

In just 5 years, Brown Issues has:

Grown to 200 youth engaged weekly

20 chapters
and growing

Built an online base of 270K followers

In just 5 years,
Brown Issues has:

Grown to 200 youth engaged weekly

20 chapters
and growing

Built an online base of 75,000+ followers

“Brown Issues is where my “I can’t” turns into “I did” and my dreams turn into plans, which then turn into stories. Through my involvement in the Schools Not Prisons campaign, I now aspire to become a school board member and eventually the superintendent. We deserve better. ”                

Stephanie Lopez,
Luther Burbank High School Senior

“Brown Issues is where my “I can’t” turns into “I did” and my dreams turn into plans, which then turn into stories. Through my involvement in the Schools Not Prisons campaign, I now aspire to become a school board member and eventually the superintendent. We deserve better. ” 

Stephanie Lopez,
Luther Burbank High School Senior

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