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Young Leaders for Civic Change: Food Justice (Aurora/Denver, Colorado)


  • Dayton Street Opportunity Center 1445 Dayton Street Aurora, CO, 80010 United States (map)
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Join us in the movement for food justice in Colorado.

Calling all Black, Latinx, and Indigenous/Native American high school students interested in food justice and equity. Join Creative Reaction Lab and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Young Leaders for Civic Change: Food Justice where young leaders will develop community interventions using Creative Reaction Lab’s award-winning Equity-Centered Community Design process addressing limited food access in the Aurora, Colorado community.

Final cohort of 20 student participants will be determined by randomized drawing of all registered youth. Participants will be notified April 26, 2019 of their status in the program.

Student participants will be provided the following opportunities:

  • Funding for your idea. Student teams (developed in the program) will receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to bring the first version of their idea to life over the course of three months.

  • Your work will be showcased nationally.

  • Growing network and mentorship. In addition to connecting with young leaders across your city, meet local and national leaders working in design, business, community organizing, government, entrepreneurship, and more.

  • A chance to present your project in Chicago at the 2019 Design + Diversity Conference in front of attendees from Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Adobe among many others.

  • Post-program love. Once you graduate from Creative Reaction Lab, the love doesn’t end. Students will receive invitations to local, regional, and national opportunities. Need a letter a recommendation? Just ask. Or, just want to talk? We’re open to that as well. You’re family.

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