Civics Unplugged's co-founders are 20, 34, and 38. Our team represents generational diversity – and we are committed to shifting power to youth in our community and across the nation.
The world is changing every day. Old paradigms, systems, and thought-models must be authentically challenged for us to design the future.
We move at the speed of trust. Everything – from new programs to partnerships – are discussed in our community and voted on by our Alumni
Most young people are told that changing the world isn’t a sustainable career. Too often, our brightest youth choose career paths that are misaligned with their passions and the health of their communities.Our goal is to provide Civics Unplugged Alumni with the funding, mentorship, and community they need to start building social impact companies right now.Once a Fellow graduates, they join the CU Alumni Community where they are provided funding, mentorship, and a home to experiment, fail, and create.
Civics Unplugged’s Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with our partners to create a brighter future.
Invested directly into Alumni Civic projects
People impacted beyond the immediate CU Community
Elena won an award for her CU Funded organization, "Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen". They were highlighted by First Lady Jill Biden for their work supporting active military families and young people who constantly move from base to base.
Naomi was appointed to the California State Board of Education by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Sam Young (CT | 15 | CU ‘22) is helping solve the mental health crisis with RestVest, his invention that uses a stylish vest to apply deep pressure therapy to help those who suffer from stress and anxiety.
Joyce Orishaba (CA |17 | CU ‘22) won the New York Times Personal Narrative Competition with a moving submission about the loss of her family and Batwa tribe in Uganda. She ends her essay with: “I will be the river for my people. I am the future.” Joyce hopes to continue advocacy through her organization, Discover The Lost Tribe.
has recycled and donated over 200,000 books through his organization, Eco Brothers, Inc. Chase and his younger brother, Zach, have raised over $100,000 to improve literacy for over 45,000 students in Florida.
SSU aims to provide youth from around the world with the tools and resources necessary to begin and succeed in work surrounding activism and political advocacy.