Youth Rise Texas Inc

Austin, TX   |  http://www.youthrisetx.org

Mission

Youth Rise Texas works to create the conditions for young people to rise from systems of oppression. Our leadership pipeline works to put youth at the forefront of healing our communities and winning demands that safeguard or realize rights. That work includes programs that aim to end the systems that criminalize people of color and those who are undocumented.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Kymberlie Quong-Charles

Co Principal Officer

Roxanne Lawson

Main address

PO Box 824

Austin, TX 78767 USA

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EIN

83-0663313

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Our programs

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Youth Rise Texas Vision

Mission:
Youth Rise Texas works to create the conditions for young people to rise from systems of oppression. Our leadership pipeline works to put youth at the forefront of healing our communities and winning demands that safeguard or realize rights. That work includes programs that aim to end the systems that criminalize people of color and those who are undocumented.

Vision:
We do this by engaging in transformative organizing and addressing youth as whole people through our six programs. All of our programs create the conditions for youth to be healed and transformed in the service of the work. We have developed an organizing methodology, strategy and infrastructure to create a youth-centered agenda that prepares us for the next 10 years of transformative change in Texas.

Population(s) Served

Due to long-term systemic inequities and lack of awareness of the issue, there is little data available on parental removal and its impacts on youth who experience it. Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is a community-based social justice research framework that inclusively supports the leadership and knowledge of youth most impacted by disparities such as parental removal to develop solutions for social and political transformation. Through our YPAR project, YRTX aims to develop original data on parental removal while developing our members’ research skills and ability to develop and analyze data. Our YPAR project will produce quantitative data about the realities faced by young people who are experiencing the loss of a parent to detention, detainment, or incarceration.

Population(s) Served

#StayWoke is our cornerstone summer program that engages young people in our core focus of healing justice and youth organizing. Over 6 weeks in the summer, young people meet daily to build community, engage in political education, deepen knowledge and understanding of systems of criminalization in the US, and practice healing modalities. #StayWoke is a space for young people to develop leadership; specifically, a greater ability to work independently to design and implement programming that is youth-led and centered.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people
Victims and oppressed people
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people
Victims and oppressed people
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    YRTX serves gender oppressed, BIPOC youth between the ages of 14 and 22 whose parents have been removed from the home due to criminalization, detention, or deportation. Human rights advocates have referred to parental removal as one of the greatest threats to child well-being, yet there are no protocols for supporting these youth within the U.S. Department of Justice or within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when these Departments take their parents away. Youth Rise Texas’ programming design is based on research showing that self- and community care, civic participation, and leadership training can play a powerful role in disrupting these cycles, leading to improvements in quality of life for individual youth that creates ripples throughout entire communities.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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Youth Rise Texas Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Keisha Gillis

Sandra Olarte-Hayes

Rocío Villalobos

Joshua = Winata