During the last week of February students from Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, California and others joined Young Invincibles for a National Week of Action for college affordability. Students rallied in their state capitols and advocated for affordable, accessible higher education in front of their state legislators. Take a look at some of our favorite shots!
On Thursday, October 23rd, Young Invincibles partnered with the University of Houston - Downtown Student Government Association for "Walk 2 Vote" where students pledged to flock to the polls for early voting. Partners engaged students on social media using the hashtag #W2V with appearances by special guests Mayor Annise Parker, Rapper Bun B, Hip Hop Artist Rocko Steady, and Sara Alavi.
On Wednesday, July 16 Young Invincibles hosted a higher education policy symposium with Delegate Rob Krupicka, Ed Trust, HCM Strategists and the Lumina Foundation at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Check out some of the highlights.
Young Invincibles collaborated with Women in Government to hold a student and legislator roundtable on Tuesday, June 3 in Portland, Oregon. Students representing Portland State University, the University of Oregon, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, and Portland Community College met with Senator Michael Dembrow, Representative Barbara Smith Warner and Representative Julie Parrish around issues of college access, affordability, and completion.
Florida A&M University held its annual Day at the Capitol event during the evening on March 26. A showcase for departments, programs, and initiatives, students and alumni from across the state showed up to display their Rattler pride.
Students with the Florida Student Association representing public college and university students in Florida flocked to the Capitol on Wednesday, March 26 for their "Rally in Tally" event and press conference. Florida Student Association chair, Carlo Fassi gave an introduction before inviting Representative Jeannette Nuñez and Senator Jack Latvala to speak about their tuition equity bill. Also included in the list of priorities was increased state funding for capital projects and building improvements at colleges and universities across the state.
After the event, students wearing matching red "Rally in Tally" t-shirts visited legislators' offices to make their case and ask for support for their legislative agenda.
For more coverage, see this article from Tallahassee.com.
Students from Arizona colleges and universities met with state legislators in Phoenix last week to discuss higher education issues in the 2014 state legislature. Our partners at Women in Government recruited the legislators and Young Invincibles and the Student Impact Project brought the students.
Joining the conversation were Rep. Lela Allston, Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, Rep. Stefani Mach, Rep. Lisa Otondo, Sen Lynne Pancrazi, and our host Sen. Anna Tovar.
Representing students were Morgan Abraham, student body president at the University of Arizona, Karen Gonzales from Glendale Community College, Alma Hernandez University of Arizona/Pima Community College, and Cymone Ragland from Northern Arizona University/Glendale Community College.
Check out some of the highlights from our first Student Impact Convening in California. Special guests included State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson, Vanessa Cajina, Legislative Advocate for the Western Center on Law & Poverty, and Jessie Ryan, Associate Director of the Campaign for College Opportunity.