Carlos Moreno :: Brower Youth Awards

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Carlos understood the seriousness of youth violence as an environmental justice issue because of its tremendous impact on where and how we live. In 2001, the state funding for after school programs in Massachusetts dropped from $14 million to nothing, and youth violence steadily increased. Through the Summer Jobs Campaign, Carlos addressed the increase of violence in the city of Boston and helped create more opportunities for summer youth employment. Over the course of three years, Carlos helped the United Youth & Youth Workers of Boston to mobilize 320 youth to attend a city meeting and organized hundreds of youth to attend and speak at committee meetings, vigils, and rallies at the City Hall, the Boston Commons and the State House. Carlos also coordinated a question and answer session between gubernatorial candidates and youth, to solicit their positions on youth issues. The Summer Jobs Campaign has garnered exceptional media attention and has initiated a crucial dialogue between the youth and city officials, resulting in an increase of $750,000 for summer jobs.

Jon Warnow

Listen to Jon's energetic acceptance speech as he invites all of us to “step outside our comfort zones” and remake our world.

Erica Fernandez
Erica Fernandez's community organizing and dogged determination played a crucial role in helping her community to resist a multinational billion-dollar corporation.

:: BROWER YOUTH AWARDS 2008: Applications for the 2008 Brower Youth Awards will be accepted until May 15, 2008. Apply now!

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