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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: Youth / Young Adult

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".


These organizations and resources have a focus on youth / young adults in discriminated or underserved communities.

Youth / Young Adult Organizations and Resources

The Legal Aid Society

"Our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City.


Southern Poverty Law Center

"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."”


Urban Justice

The Urban Justice League is a New York City based umbrella organization with numerous projects addressing social justice.  Their gender and sex discrimination projects include The Brave House (immigrant girls ages 16-21), Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Power of Purpose.



VAYLA is an intersectional AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) nonprofit organization based in New Orleans focused on advocacy through providing climate and reproductive justice education, community organizing education, and comprehensive civic engagement.