Changeist, formerly Big Citizen HUB

Changeist's mission is to help young people bridge racial, social, and economic divides through youth empowerment and civic action.


5 Submitted Ideas

  • CONNECT ·2019 Grants Challenge

    Connecting young social changemakers across LA

    We immerse young people in a 6-month civic action experience, exploring the social justice issues they care most about. Over the next year, we will increase impact by 50% through the implementation of AmeriCorps members into our current program model. By utilizing AmeriCorps members, we will engage 300 youth annually across Los Angeles, giving them space on Saturdays to talk about and address our most pressing issues, creating pathways for them to design and nurture a more just society.

  • LIVE ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Invest in Youth Coalition: Advocating for a Los Angeles that prioritizes young people

    We demand an equitable strategy and coordinated approach to comprehensive youth development, led by a city department focused on creating prosperity for all of LA’s young people.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    Big Citizen HUB: Building a pipeline of social change makers via leadership and community service

    Big Citizen HUB will connect 236 diverse young people, ages 11-26, from all across Los Angeles for 22 Saturdays to learn about our communities and address local issues through service.

  • CONNECT ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Building a community of Big Citizens

    We are working with a diverse group of young people from across Los Angeles who have talents, ideas, and energy that are waiting to be activated. We empower these youth to take action on issues in their community that are important to them. This proposal supports the expansion of our reach and impact in 2016, as we increase the size of our middle school program from 75 to 100 youth and launch our high school program with 75 youth.

  • CONNECT ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Big Citizen HUB – A new organization for new leaders

    This project is launching the first cohort of new leaders - our Big Citizens - beginning with 75 middle school students in January 2015.