Campus Organizing Leadership Application

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The campus organizing leadership program is a New York statewide youth engagement program that prioritizes developing advocacy and leadership skills across diverse college groups. The campus organizing leadership program aims to ensure a home for civil rights advocacy on public and private college campuses across New York. Campus organizers work on a range of social justice issues including, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrants rights, freedom of speech and religion - and more! Being a NYCLU campus organizing leader is a great opportunity for young people interested in law, social justice issues and community organizing. 

To Apply

  • Be currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school
  • Be available to meet at least twice a month with a NYCLU staff member and other campus organizers
  • Be interested in protecting the rights of youth and social justice
  • Be committed to working with other students to promote justice
  • Be willing and able to discuss controversial issues respectfully
  • Be committed to meeting and presenting workshops at your local school
  • Be interested in current events and how they impact New Yorkers

Note: Students of all backgrounds are eligible for the program, regardless of immigration status.

What Will I Get Out of Participating?:

  • Opportunities to plan and participate in workshops and other educational or advocacy projects
  • Leadership, public speaking and community organizing skills
  • Knowledge about the law and how it affects New Yorkers
  • Meeting organizers and activists from all over NY
  • Valuable experience organizing for social change
  • Become a member of the NYCLU family, meeting and working with professionals on social justice issues

Priority is given to applications received by Friday, September 24th, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Kymesha Edwards at

About You
Application Questions
Campus leaders will lead/hold a leadership role in the NYCLU club on your campus, playing a key role in facilitating and organizing civil rights and civil liberties actions. Campus organizers will participate in actions and share key actions.
Logistical Questions
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Optional Demographic Data (Disclaimer): The NYCLU values diversity and inclusion as a critical organizational priority and we encourage all students to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, or disability. The following demographics questions help us better understand our programs to ensure we are serving a diverse pool of individuals. They are entirely optional and play no part in the selection process. We are committed to making every effort to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you need assistance in the application process by contacting:
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive NYCLU swag. Please indicate your t-shirt size