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CommonAction, founded in 2005, is a U.S. nonprofit organization promoting civic engagement for youth throughout society based in Olympia, Washington. Their programs, operating in Washington State, New York State, Florida, and Alberta, Canada,[1] [2] include The Freechild Project and SoundOut. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Civic engagement is the notion of belonging, the experience of investment, and the position of ownership a citizen feels throughout the local, regional, national, and international political communities to which they belong. ... Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area    - City 48. ... “Washington State” redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... The Freechild Project logo The Freechild Project or Freechild is an international non-profit program connecting young people and social change around the world through a large online web portal for youth and adults. ...

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Mission

The mission of CommonAction is to create uncommon solutions to common problems by engaging young people and adults together for democracy.[3] In order to accomplish this mission, CommonAction offers programs that provide training, tools, and technical assistance to community organizations, foundations, schools, and individual youth and adults. Topics addressed in these programs include youth voice, student voice, youth participation, and youth rights among others. It has been suggested that Official Development Assistance, Foreign aid, Tied aid, Aid effectiveness, Output-based aid be merged into this article or section. ... Youth voice is a fairly common neologism to refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. ... // Student Voice is a neologism describing the distinct perspectives and actions of young people throughout education focused on education. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth...


Structure

CommonAction is presided over by a Board of Directors, and supported by Advisory Boards, and staff members. Adam Fletcher is the Executive Director. Currently, the Board of Directors includes President Michael Vavrus, Secretary Jessica Vavrus, Treasurer Andy Rosser, Vice President Jimmy Livengood, and members Kari Kunst, Adrienne Wiley-Thomas, Patricia Finnegan, and Doug Smith. In relation to a company, a director is an officer of the company charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Adam Fletcher (b. ... Executive director is a title given to a person who is the head of an executive branch of an organization or company. ...


CommonAction operates two specific outreach programs that provide training, resources, and consulting services across the nation. The first, called The Freechild Project, was created in 2001 to focus on engaging youth voice in throughout communities. Freechild receives expert guidance from an advisory board that includes Andrea Felix, Henry Giroux, Jeff Conor, Mishaela DurĂ¡n, Alex Koroknay-Palicz, Wendy Schaetzel Lesko, Tara Fayter, Heather Manchester, LaNovia Meuse, Jason Puz, and Joe Vavrus. The Freechild Project logo The Freechild Project or Freechild is an international non-profit program connecting young people and social change around the world through a large online web portal for youth and adults. ... Youth voice is a fairly common neologism to refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. ... A community usually refers to a sociological group in a large place or collections of plant or animal organisms sharing an environment. ... Henry Giroux, born September 18, 1943, is a US cultural critic. ... Alex Koroknay-Palicz (born July 2, 1981) is an American activist. ... Wendy Schaetzel Lesko is a U.S. youth voice expert, author, and Executive Director of the Youth Activism Project. ...


Their second program is called SoundOut. Since 2003 SoundOut has provided schools and education organizations with curriculum, training, and resources focused on engaging student voice in school reform. SoundOut's expert Advisory Board includes Jeff Conor, Henry Giroux, Dennis Harper, Scott Le Duc, Michele Levine, Adam King, Kate McPherson, Robert Miller, Sue Paro, Aaron Tang, Michael Vavrus, Patricia Wasley, Greg Williamson, and Karen Young. // Student Voice is a neologism describing the distinct perspectives and actions of young people throughout education focused on education. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Henry Giroux, born September 18, 1943, is a US cultural critic. ... Dennis Harper, PhD, is founder and President of GenYES, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of technology education. ...


References

  1. ^ SoundOut Projects
  2. ^ Freechild Past Clients and Collaborators
  3. ^ (n.d.) About Us CommonAction website

External links

  • CommonAction website
  • CommonAction blog

 
 

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