ALL POWER TO THE STUDENTS

It’s time to take action.

  • Are you a high school student living in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno or Lincoln Heights?
  • Do you want to make a difference in your school and community?

United Students is our flagship leadership program. We train high school students to become expert community organizers through education and training, community building, and participation in direct action campaigns. At United Students, you’ll join a community of Eastside students, working together to make a positive change in their schools and community.

YOUTH AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE

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MAKE A POWERFUL CHANGE

Change starts with you. Do you see a problem at your school and want to do something about it? We'll work with you to identify solutions, and develop campaigns that will result in real change at your school and community.

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JOIN THE YOUTH MOVEMENT

Hundreds of youth across Los Angeles are rising up, uniting and organizing for their future. When you join United Students, you join a movement that's greater and bigger than ourselves.

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LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

Talk to your peers. Meet with your principal. Speak at a press conference. Draw a poster for a rally. Write an article for your local newspaper. Get interviewed by reporters. Youth organizing is all about putting your solutions at the forefront of the public debate.

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BUILD COMMUNITY

We’re more than just a student club or an after-school program. When you join United Students, you’ll gain a community that has your back, supports one another and fights together.

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LEARN EASTSIDE HISTORY

As part of our training program, we’ll go back in time and study the legendary lessons of the civil rights leaders who came before us. From national to local movements, we’ll teach you the history of community organizing.

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ATTEND STATE & NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCES

Our leaders are recognized for their leadership and campaign victories. Our dedicated and most talented leaders get the opportunity to travel and share community organizing stories with fellow youth leaders. If chosen, you’ll become an ambassador for all of your peers in the Eastside.

UNITED STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES

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Academic Services: A Pathway to College

We believe every youth deserves to go to college regardless of their immigration status, skin color, gender or zip code. That’s why we provide personalized mentoring, one-on-one counseling, college tours and step-by-step college application workshops to our most dedicated youth leaders.

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Job Training and Experience

Paid internships are available to youth leaders who go above and beyond the call of duty. As a paid intern, you’ll receive professional training and mentoring, plus you'll recruit, train and mobilize your peers, and serve as an ambassador for Eastside students.

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Community Service Credit

Do you need community service hours? Looking for a way to make your college application stand out? Your participation in United Students counts toward community service hours. Get started with your service hours by investing in your school, your community and your future.

BROTHERS, SONS, SELVES COALITION

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As a leader for United Students, you can join a city-wide collective that trains young boys of color to become the leaders of tomorrow.

We’ll train you to take on campaigns to improve the quality of life of boys and men of color in Los Angeles and across the state.

 

 

 

 

FIND YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER

Modeled after the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), we host Coordinating Committees (CC) chapters at your local Eastside high school. We meet weekly to recruit new students, identify solutions to improve your school and uplift your voice. Join us.

Garfield

Thursdays at lunch in Room 723

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Lincoln

Mondays at lunch in Room 154

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Mendez

Thursdays after-school at 3:30 in Room M124

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Roosevelt

Thursdays at lunch in Room B6

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Torres

Thursdays after-school at 3:30 in Room F107

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Wilson

Thursdays at lunch in Room B6

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