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Raise your hand if you’re broke af.

Our generation is #BrokeAF.  Whether it be student loans, childcare, or finding the money for tuition in the first place, thousands of young people in Georgia are struggling every day just because they want a higher education. The good news is state legislators passed a needs-based financial aid bill for low-income young people. The bad news is it’s not funded yet, and we’re fighting every day to make sure it includes enough funding to help as many young people get to college as possible. But to do that, we need your story. Having your voice in the debate is the only way we can get free tuition for all young people. Share your story so we can know exactly what you need to live your best...

🗣 We’re Hiring Fellows!

If you live near Augusta, Milledgeville, Macon, Southwest Georgia, or Gwinnett County, we want you on our team. The Democracy On Demand™ Fellowship is a paid part-time leadership opportunity designed to cultivate the natural gifts of marginalized young people for civic leadership. It includes training, mentorship, and project-based work tailored for their natural talents and fosters their growth as emerging civic leaders. Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 per month, and work from July through November. Application Deadline: July 8, 2018 Apply here:
Meet Ryan, Our New Organizing Director

Meet Ryan, Our New Organizing Director

Last month, we brought on our new Organizing Director, Ryan Brown. We’re incredibly excited to have him on board and can’t wait to see the impact he’s going to have. Check out his bio and our Q&A with him below. Who’s Ryan? Ryan was born and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. He is the youngest of three siblings and currently resides in Augusta, GA. Ryan brings a wealth of experience to Georgia Shift from his previous work within non-profits, higher education and state government/politics. Ryan strongly believes, “service is the rent we pay being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” Marian W. Edleman What inspired you to get involved in civic engagement? My inspiration for civic engagement stems from principles and values instilled by my parents. Observing their service to others and selflessness throughout their lives inspired my passion for public service. People are capable of amazing feats in their lives. However, most are stifled by the temporary and often self-imposed barriers. I hope to assist people with moving those barriers and provide access to opportunity not only for them but also for the future generations of their family. If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why? Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. I would choose Justice Marshall during the time-frame of his law school days where he was under the tutelage of Charles Hamilton Houston at Howard University. Houston challenged his students to not only become lawyers, but to also become social architects. Justice Marshall led a series of cases and legal strategies which changed...
We’re Hiring an Organizing Director!

We’re Hiring an Organizing Director!

We’re excited to announce our first job opening of the year! Help us find our next Organizing Director. We want a highly organized, strategic individual with a commitment to long-term organizing and increasing youth participation in elections to lead our civic engagement, leadership development, and issue organizing programs. Check out the full job description here:    ...

Elections Aren’t Over.

Yes, we had Election Day on November 7. But that doesn’t mean they are over. The Atlanta mayoral election and many others across the state now have run-offs happening on Tuesday, December 5.  Don’t know where to find your polling place? Text SHIFT to 864237 to find out!

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