Listening Partnerships and Deep Canvassing

  • Carlos Rojas Álvarez is currently the Director of Special Projects for Youth on Board.  He served as the Student Field Director for the Save Our Public Schools Massachusetts 2016 campaign, the Campaign Coordinator at the Student Immigrant Movement, and the New England representative to the National Coordinating Committee of the United We Dream Network
  • Esteniolla Maitre leads Youth on Board’s project, ListeningWorks as Project Manager and Curriculum Specialist. She has spent the past ten years organizing, teaching and building bridges between communities ever since she was a youth organizer in the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)

Since 1994, Youth on Board (YOB) has supported young people to build relationships and take power in their lives and communities and organize for change. Esteniolla and Carlos have worked with YOB for over ten years and are leading the ListeningWorks project to transform and connect communities across political differences and strengthen social movements in the fight against climate change, institutional racism, adultism, and immigrant oppression, using YOB’s signature “Action & Support” model. For more information, please visit youthonboard.org.

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