Real Change

Our Impact.

At Deeds, we believe in shifting culture through creative action,organizing, digital and traditional advocacy, voting and leadership development that place the stories, voices and power of young people of color front and center. And in 2017 we launched our first class of changemakers tasked with building chapters in state Universities across Texas that are designed to strengthen organizing skills and develop community leaders. By providing comprehensive advocacy training programs, our changemakers leave Deeds learning these primary pillars of organizing to build power: 

  • Understanding how to tell their story and amplify it via media channels at their disposal (communications training).
  • Learn the advocacy and legislative process, including how to navigate the political landscape in their community to transform an idea into a proposed law (civic education).
  • Advocate within their universities and communities to affect change, including learning how to collect stories and testimony for hearings (political training).
  • Build coalitions with interest-aligned organizations and leaders, and organize peers to effectively mobilize for a cause (community organizing).

With a presence in 17 college and high school chapters, our focus is on fostering inclusive and intersectional power to advance gender equity and dismantle systems of white supremacy and toxic masculinity. Through creative action, organizing, digital and traditional advocacy, voting, and leadership development, we center the stories, voices, and power of young people of color. We advocate for policies rooted in gender justice, provide leadership development programs, mobilize young people for action, cultivate partnerships, and foster community building. 

Since our launch—we have graduated over 50 changemakers who have gone on in their careers using the tools they have learned through our programs to run for office, create their own non-profits, or have found a home working for elected officials or within other like-minded organizations across the State. 

By integrating the voice, leadership, and collaboration of our changemakers, we can transform power in Texas and build a generation of young leaders equipped to create the change they deserve.


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