Arsalyn promotes the sharing of models and methodologies through peer exchange. The Peer Exchange Program supports the costs of site visits between civic, community and youth organizations that want to explore program options through exchange. This program proposes that sharing models and methodologies will strengthen our collective ability to engage young people in the democratic process.
Eligible organizations include those that engage young people in community and civic participation, respect Arsalyn Foundation's non-partisan, non-issue-based approach and mission, are 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States that are not private foundations. The exchange must be a two-way exchange (representatives of both groups must visit each other's site), must involve youth representatives ages 16-20, must be documented and evaluated by the participants and reported in summary to Arsalyn Foundation. View a list of previous peer exchange participants.
2000 Peer Exchange Organizations are:
- Alternatives for Community & Empowerment, Inc. (Roxbury, MA) & West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (New York, NY)
- Asian Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy & Leadership (Oakland, CA) & Community Coalition (Los Angeles, CA)
- Bell High School (Bell, CA) & Sonora High School (Sonora, CA)
- 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)
- 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)
- National 4-H Council (Chevy Chase, MD) & Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Olympia, WA)
- Texas Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service (Austin, TX) & Youth Service California (Oakland, CA).
- YouthBuild McLean County (Bloomington, IL) & YouthBuild Brownsville (Brownsville, TX)