We are YR Media, a national network of young journalists and artists. We collaborate with our peers around the country and top media professionals to create content that matters.
For 25 years, our non-profit production company has invested in future generations — championing our voices, and those before us — to build critical skills in journalism, arts and media.
If you are a student, a young artist or writer, an activist, a parent, a teacher, or someone who believes in the power of this generation, you are in the right place. Hang out and explore our reporting and creative content on politics, identity and rising artists.
We sometimes link up with outlets like Teen Vogue, NPR, Pandora, and NYTimes to further amplify our work. Over the years, we have won a lot of awards. More humble bragging here.
If you like what you see, you can check out ways to support and join us, at our headquarters in Oakland or as a national correspondent.
Open Door Legal
We’re pioneering the country’s first system of universal access to legal help.
Our mission is to activate, connect, and mobilize the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
OpenOakland bridges technology and community for a thriving and equitable Oakland. We do this by:
- Cultivating meaningful relationships.
By partnering with the city and the community we foster a more inclusive, equitable, and engaged Oakland.
- Inspiring civic engagement.
We co-create tools and events that educate Oaklanders on how the city works and inspires them to effect civic change.
- Empowering Oaklanders.
We recognize that Oakland has a rich history of activism. We seek to empower all Oaklanders to keep advocating for our community‘s collective well-being.
Hands on Bay Area
We connect companies and people with high-quality volunteer projects through our extensive network of local nonprofits and schools in need.
We help companies — including Google, Salesforce, Levi’s and many others — create customized volunteer events to make their employees happier and better serve society.
And we offer volunteer projects each month to anyone who wants to help, covering all the causes people care about.
Mercy Housing Gives a Home to Low-Income Families, Seniors, Individuals, and People with Special Needs.
Life After Hate
Life After Hate is committed to helping people leave the violent far-right to connect with humanity and lead compassionate lives.
Our vision is a world that allows people to change and contribute to a society without violence.
San Francisco Casa
San Francisco CASA transforms the lives of abused and neglected foster youth by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community.
That every child has a safe and loving home and is given the opportunity to thrive.
If you want to refer a child go to https://www.sfcasa.org/referrals
If you want to volunter go to https://www.sfcasa.org/volunteer
Too many girls in Alameda County grow up facing gender limitations, racial assumptions, and restricted opportunity due to economic status. Despite the rising prosperity and promise of the San Francisco Bay Area, these barriers make it harder for girls to uncover their strengths and realize their potential.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s model creates opportunities for success. We equip girls to defy limitations and stereotypes, attend college, break the cycle of poverty, and move into a thriving future. Our research-based programming supports girls at every stage of their development. We focus on the whole girl: her health and well-being, education, and development as a leader.
We develop and promote fairness and equality of housing opportunities for all persons and advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony
The Women’s Building
The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice
Alive and Free
To keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence, and free from incarceration. To provide young people with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves and to move into contributing roles in society.
Not For Sale
Lack of economic opportunity and environmental degradation lead to exploitation – so we are fighting to end both at their core. When healthy, people and planet function together in harmony, in a world where no one is for sal
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, our services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.