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YOU: Young, Organized, United.

A national advocacy group aiming to leverage the collective political and consumer power of Americans under 35 to advance their interests.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Other
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

YOU will advocate for those issues most important to Young Americans' wellbeing. We will focus on improving their access to quality education, healthcare and jobs through grassroots organizing, Congressional lobbying and outreach, communications through traditional and new media, fundraising, coalition-building and youth-centric policy analysis. Like AARP, we will also offer membership benefits like discounts for the products favored by youth.

Team

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    Jasmin Jones
    Co-Founder

    Jasmin works for the DC Public Schools where she supports the Chief of Schools. Before her time with DCPS, Jones worked at the Center for American Progress, serving the Executive Vice President for External Affairs. She worked with the Government Affairs department on issues such as LGBT and poverty reduction. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. At UNC, she served as Student Body President from 2009-2010.

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    Vivek Chilukuri
    Co-Founder

    Vivek is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he is also a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. He has worked for the United Nations, the US Congress, Obama for America and Teach for America. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with Highest Honors and a major in International Studies. At UNC, he served as President of UNC Young Democrats and Director of NC Students for Obama.

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    Shaniqua McClendon
    Co-Founder

    Shaniqua McClendon is a 2009 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently works on Capitol Hill and has been there for over two years. Her long terms goals include working to reform out nation's education system. She hopes that through this project, elected officials can be made more accountable to Young Americans.