WHO WE ARE

We’re Oregon’s next-generation, doing democracy right.

For over sixteen years, Next Up – formerly The Bus Project – has amplified the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. We do this by achieving systems change, developing multicultural, bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. With our multi-pronged approach to engaging youth in civics, we can rebalance our democracy to uplift the voices of historically disenfranchised Oregonians.

We’re Next Up and we hope you join us. Click below to learn more.

 

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WHO
WE ARE

We’re Oregon’s next-generation, doing democracy right.

For over sixteen years, Next Up – formerly The Bus Project – has amplified the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. We do this by achieving systems change, developing multicultural, bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. With our multi-pronged approach to engaging youth in civics, we can rebalance our democracy to uplift the voices of historically disenfranchised Oregonians.

We’re Next Up and we hope you join us. Click below to learn more.

 

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what we do

Achieve Systems Change

Dismantling the structural barriers that our generations are facing, make it easier to build representative democracy where our leadership reflects the communities served, and ensure that young people lead the way

Develop Bold Leaders

Shift power and broaden the leadership pipeline, opening doors for more people of color, women, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA+, and low-income youth to become public service leaders

Mobilize Young Voters

Amplify young people’s voices in politics by using our proven holistic organizing model toward collective action that builds a more inclusive movement for a just democracy

News & Updates

Driving Leaders

Meet Bobby! Soros Youth Justice Fellow

September 3, 2019

Bobby comes to Next Up as a Soros Youth Justice Fellow with the Open Society Foundation. Through first-hand experience with the criminal justice system, being convicted at 17 as an adult to a mandatory minimum sentence of 70 months under ballot Measure 11, Bobby brings a unique perspective and experience to this work. In this…
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Driving Votes

National Voter Registration Day

September 3, 2019

We’re excited to once again be part of a national effort to strengthen our community by registering hundreds of voters on September 24, 2019, also known as National Voter Registration Day. First started for the 2012 presidential election, National Voter Registration Day has become a 50-state holiday where thousands of organizations and volunteers organize to ensure our family,…
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We’re Next Up: We’ve Rebranded!

August 1, 2019

We’ve officially rebranded! As generations change, so has our organization. The Bus Project taught us that young people can be trusted with power – not as future leaders, but as leaders today. We’re shifting organizational culture and getting closer to our values. We’re changing our name because we don’t work in transit and we’re far…
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