Center for Economic and Social Rights
Works for the recognition and enforcement of economic and social rights as a powerful tool for promoting social justice and human dignity. Advocates for changes to economic and social policy at the international, national and local levels. Offers many resources for advocacy: monitoring, legal action, and tools like their Human Rights for All Post-2015: A Litmus Test.
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
Works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Networks with many state and local organizations. Excellent resources on US issues on economic and social rights.
National Coalition for the Homeless
Works to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. Offers many ways to take action, including youth action.
Stand Up for Kids
Provide life-saving and outreach services to homeless, street kids, and at-risk youth. Many opportunities to volunteer and take action.
TOOLS FOR TAKING ACTION
The Graduates: Youth Action Guide
Source: The Independent Television Service (ITVS)
A video anthology and resources designed to inspire youth leaders to educate, collaborate, and co-create with their peers, their parents, and their communities. Concerns the challenges faced by Latino students and explores organizing strategies that can make a difference. Whether schools are predominantly Latino or not, addressing how to improve academic outcomes for Latino youth will strengthen the entire community and the social and economic future of the nation. Educators guides on getting started and homelessness are available.
Grade Level: high school – young adult