Young people building power in Oregon

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Young people in Oregon building community led power

For over eighteen years, Next Up (our 501(c)3) has amplified the voice and leadership of young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. Next Up Action Fund (our 501(c)4 branch) engages the next generation of Oregon’s leaders to build political power and fight for a more just and equitable Oregon. We do this by achieving systems change, developing bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. We are based out of Portland, Oregon.

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welcome antonia and erin to next up! read more about them below

Welcome Antonia and Erin to Next Up!

We’re so excited to welcome two new amazing people to the Next Up organizing and youth leadership development team. Antonia McSwain (they/them), has joined as the Youth Leadership Organizer, and Erin San Antonio (they/siya) is the Community Engagement Organizer. Read more about each of them below. Antonia McSwain Youth Leadership Organizer Antonia (they/them) is a… Read More

Highlighting Community Stories from Next Up

Our board and youth leaders are the core of Next Up’s community. We’re so grateful for everything they contribute to Next Up, and we want to uplift their voices to our extended community! Below we’ve highlighted six board of directors and youth action team members who shared their stories with us. We also conducted one… Read More