College Organizing

Stanford workshopAt RG, we love connecting with and supporting college students. We’re excited about the energy and vision that students contribute to RG’s work for social change, and we also see that many college students are hungry to learn about class privilege and to take action related to their privilege. We believe in developing leaders among the youngest members of our community because we believe that young people are the catalyst and fuel of social movements, and that we have a key role to play in organizing our communities for a more just world.

 

 

If you’re a student on a college or university campus here’s how you can get involved with RG:

  • Sign up here to receive more information about RG. Make sure to indicate that you’re a student!
  • Join RG’s listserve for college students. Send a message to Colette Henderson, RG’s Director of Development.
  • Read the RG College Organizing Guide. If you’re thinking about starting an RG chapter on your campus, check out this guide. It’s written by RG college organizers, for RG college organizers.
  • Bring an RG workshop to your campus. Our volunteer organizers can work with you to host workshops for students with class privilege at your school. Contact Sarah Abbott, RG’s Director of National Organizing, for more information.
  • Attend Making Money Make Change, RG’s annual conference. This is an ideal place to connect with other college students through structured discussion spaces and casual conversations.
  • Become an RG Intern or Fellow. We offer 3-month internships or 6 to 9-month fellowships throughout the year with at least a 15-hours-per-week commitment. Interns and Fellows can be based anywhere in the country though ideally they’ll work from the New York City or Oakland offices.

If you have questions or ideas about bringing RG to your campus, or if you’re wondering how you can get involved, please contact Sarah Abbott 

If you’re not currently a student, you can still support this work!

  • Talk about RG with the students in your life. Reach out to siblings, cousins, friends, and acquaintances who might want to know more about RG.
  • Connect with students, professors, and administrators from your alma mater. Reach out to the student groups you were a part of, the professors that taught relevant courses, or the administrators that worked on diversity initiatives at your campus.
  • Write a blog post or Op-Ed for your alma mater describing RG and its work.
  • Reach out to campuses in your community. Connect with interested students or professors. Post fliers about RG on the campus. Table at their activity fairs. Facilitate an RG workshop! 

  holly stanford rg workshop

 

To read about one student’s experience organizing RG’s first college chapter, visit Holly Fetter’s blog post: “The RG Degree: Connecting to College Students With Wealth.”