Campus Progress is a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. Through programs in activism, journalism, and events, Campus Progress engages a diverse group of young people nationwide, inspires them to embrace progressive values, provides them with essential trainings, and helps them to make their voices heard—and to push policy outcomes in a strongly progressive direction.
On the national level, Campus Progress’s staff and network members mobilize young progressives and advocate for their views in Washington and in key statewide battles. We provide a national platform for young journalists, and we bring young people together through events that move them to action.Campus Progress’s work is premised on the idea that young people don’t have to wait to change the world; they have the power right now to tip the balance on critical issues from economic opportunity to environmental sustainability to human rights. At the same time, we work to see that new generations of progressives are better trained, better informed, more inclusive, and more united than ever before – so our country will have leaders with the skills, experience, and vision to address the most important challenges of the future.
On the local level, Campus Progress supports activism, journalism, and events projects run by young people. We give young people training, advice, and resources to help their projects succeed.
Campus Progress combines proven approaches to advocacy and organizing with new creative uses of media and culture to broaden and deepen our impact. We work with young people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we seek to create innovative programs and materials that engage, challenge, and support a diverse group of participants. Backed by the policy expertise of the Center for American Progress, and working in collaboration with a wide range of allies, Campus Progress strives to be an effective, influential, and inclusive organization that helps make new generations a strong force for progressive change.
Much of Campus Progress’s work is done at colleges and universities, but we also work with a range of non-college and post-college young people.
Campus Progress is an active member of collaborations including the Generational Alliance,Energy Action Coalition, Campaign for College Affordability, Free Exchange on Campus, and The Media Consortium.
Even if you’re not a young person anymore, and even if you don’t share our views, we hope you’ll stick around this website. There’s plenty of news, debate, and controversy, great writing, and eye-opening multimedia. Look around, take action, pitch us a story, post your comments.
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