CHANGEIST IS a little league for civic action; a place for young people to transform into social changemakers. We mobilize young people (ages 11-26) from all different walks of life, place them on diverse teams and take them through a 6-month civic action experience, exploring the issues they care most about. Youth learn sociopolitical problem-solving skills, engage in dialogue, and build community as they investigate local and global challenges.
OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF DIVERSE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT UTILIZE THEIR PERSONAL AGENCY TO CREATE A MORE JUST SOCIETY. We do this by fostering young people’s sociopolitical empowerment and growing their social capital, so that they may have the tools they need to make the world a better place.
OUR YOUTH prioritize active participation within their communities and the larger society. They view the world with curiosity and have an appetite for embarking on adventures to satisfy these curiosities. Our youth believe in the collective power of working on a team and express their gratitude to their communities through their acts of service. Our youth recognize that all peoples’ lives are intertwined, and what affects each of us affects every person that we are connected to.
Changeist brings together young people, outside of school, from all over Los Angeles to learn a common civic language, engage in dialogue, and build community to investigate local and global challenges ranging from poverty to race relations. We launched our first program cycle in January 2015 with 75 middle school youth in Los Angeles. Now in our sixth year, Changeist activates more than 400 young people ages 11-26 in Los Angeles and Stockton, CA.
Changeist, formerly Big Citizen HUB, a project of Community Partners, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
CHANGEIST IS a little league for civic action; a place for young people to transform into social changemakers. We mobilize young people (ages 11-26) from all different walks of life, place them on diverse teams and take them through a 6-month…