Youth United for Community Action

Youth United for Community Action

"Locked out of the legal means of material survival, looked down upon by predatory politicians and police, left with the least relevant educational opportunities, talked at with contempt and not talked to with love-- is there any question why such youth are alienated?... 

They look at the lives they live and see not "civil rights progress", but a drumbeat of civil repression by a state at war with their dreams.

Why the surprise?

This is not the lost generation....

They are the children of the L.A. rebellion, the children of the MOVE bombing, the children of the Black Panthers, and the grandchildren of Malcolm; far from lost, they are probably the most aware generation since Nat Turner's; they are not so much lost as they are mislaid, discarded by this increasingly racist system that undermines their inherent worth. They are all potential revolutionaries, with the historical power to transform our dull realities.

If they are lost, find them." 

Mumia Abu Jamal -- Journalist, Black Panther, Political Prisoner




While love and hardwork are the driving forces at YUCA, your financial and volunteer support help keep our doors open and our community work alive. Here are the many ways you can give to YUCA:


* Make an on-line donation. Click to the right and help keep our doors open!

* Donate by Check. Mail to: Youth United for Community Action, 2135 Clarke Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303.

* Set your search engine to “Goodsearch”. If you’re going to search online, use “Goodsearch”. You can set YUCA as your selected charity and we get a penny for every search. Click here for the link.

* Request a workshop or presentation. YUCA gives workshops, presentations, and/or lead toxic tours for student and/or community groups ranging from environmental and social justice issues to community organizing skills. Call us at (650)322-9165 and ask to speak with our Program Director, Kenia Najar. You can also email her at:

*Have your Office or Corporation Give: Check to see if you organization or corporation has a matching gifts program. Your gift to YUCA could be doubled or tripled this way. Call us at 650. 322. 9165 or email for more information! 


silicon valley community foundation gives! 

SVCF Gives 2016 is up and running! May 3rd is your chance to help YUCA out in a tremendous way! All donations given will be matched by other donors and given to YUCA! Help us raise funds for the amazing work we do (we don't mean to toot our own horn but- toot toot!). 

Visit to find out all of the details!! 

Or just go to our Razoo page here and donate now, the donations will still count towards that day! 

Questions? We're happy to answer them, give us a call! 650.322.9165