Click Here to fill out our online application for the upcoming Peer Exchange conference.Applications are accepted on a continual basis.
Arsalyn peer exchange promotes dialogue and best practices among organizations promoting youth civic and political engagement. Arsalyn believes that face-to-face dialogue strengthens our collective ability to engage young people in the democratic process. The peer exchange project provides funding for representatives of diverse groups to visit each other, exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Arsalyn provides up to $2,500.00 per group involved in the exchange.
This year, in connection with its conference series "Bridging the Partisan Divide," Arsalyn is particularly interested in promoting dialogue and mutual understanding across partisan lines. Arsalyn will give special consideration to exchanges between organizations that might further this end.
Eligible organizations include those that:
- promote youth civic engagement
- respect arsalyn’s non-partisan, non-issue-based approach and mission
- are 501(c)(3) organizations operating in the United States and are not private foundations.
The exchange must be two-way (representatives of both groups must visit each other’s site), must involve youth representatives 16-20 years of age and must be documented and evaluated by participants with reports submitted to Arsalyn. Participants are selected on a continual basis through our application process. Applications peer exchange are accepted year round.
The following organizations have participated in arsalyn peer exchanges:
- Alternatives for Community and the Environment, Inc. (Roxbury, MA) & West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (New York, NY)
- Alternatives for Community and the Environment, Inc. (Roxbury, MA) & Youth Warriors (Baltimore, MD)
- Asian Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy & Leadership (Oakland, CA) & Community Coalition (Los Angeles, CA)
- Bell High School (Bell, CA) & Sonora High School (Sonora, CA)
- BRAT (Louisville, KY) & Youth Voice Radio (Durham, NC)
- Boston Youth Organizing Project (Boston, MA) & Center for Democracy & Citizenship (Minneapolis, MN)
- City of Santa Ana Youth Commission (Santa Ana, CA) & Spokane City/County Youth Department (Spokane, WA)
- Community Educational Services (San Francisco, CA) & Student Advocates for Voter Empowerment (Alhambra and San Gabriel, CA)
- El Puente (Brooklyn, NY) & Justice Matters (San Francisco, CA)
- Global Kids, Inc. (New York, NY) & YouthAction, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)
- Governor's Community Policy Office (Phoenix, AZ) & Wisconsin Promise Statewide Youth Leadership Council (Madison, WI)
- Hampton Coalition for Youth (Hampton, VA) & Marion County Commission on Youth (Indianapolis, IN)
- Justice Matters Institute (San Francisco, CA) & Padres Unidos (Denver, CO)
- Kids Voting Arkansas (Bentonville, AR) & Kids Voting South Dakota (Aberdeen, SD)
- National 4-H Council (Chevy Chase, MD) & Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Olympia, WA)
- Ohio Youth Action Council (Columbus, OH) & Texas Youth Action Council (Austin, TX)
- Texas Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service (Austin, TX) & Youth Service California (Oakland, CA)
- Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (Rancho de Taos, NM) & Southeast Alaska Guidance Association - Serve Alaska Youth Corps (Juneau, AK)
- Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz, CA) & Volunteer Services of Manatee County, Inc. (Bradenton, FL)
- YouthBuild McLean County (Bloomington, IL) & YouthBuild Brownsville (Brownsville, TX)
Click Here to fill out our online application for the upcoming Peer Exchange. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.