Campus Organizing Leadership Application

The campus organizing leadership program is a New York statewide youth engagement program that prioritizes developing advocacy and leadership skills across diverse college groups, while ensuring a home for civil rights advocacy on public and private college campuses across New York. We work on a range of social justice issues including, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrants rights, freedom of speech and religion - and more!

Review the Campus Organizing Toolkit to learn more about the program:

To Apply

  • Be currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school
  • Available to attend virtual weekly or bi-weekly meetings
  • 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

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Priority is given to applications received by Friday, October 28, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Kymesha Edwards at

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About You
Application Questions
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Police in Schools, Metal Detectors
School Suspensions, Restorative Justice
Adolescent Health (sex education, abortion access)
Environmental Justice
LGBTQ+ rights
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: