Who We Are


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

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.

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

News & Updates

Welcome Kenya! Our Interim Executive Director

A note from Kenya Juarez, Interim Executive Director

As of March 1, I stepped off the C4 Board and joined Next Up as our Interim Executive Director. I am excited to continue supporting the organization in this new role while we search for our next Executive Director! As a board member for almost two years, I am deeply committed to this organization and… Read More

farewell samantha! next up's next adventure

A Farewell Note from Samantha

Dear Next Up Community, After three years – including countless hours of phone banking, fundraising, advocating for this organization at every opportunity, crying when it’s hard, laughing when it’s joyous –  it’s so hard to say goodbye. Being part of this organization has truly been the adventure of a lifetime and I’m so grateful to… Read More