National Council of Young Leaders

  • WHO WE ARE: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG LEADERS

The National Council of Young Leaders is Opportunity Youth United’s steering committee. Since 2012, we have developed and updated our Recommendations to Increase Opportunity and Decrease Poverty in America, made decisive decisions regarding our strategic direction, and represented Opportunity Youth in public gatherings all over the country. We each represent a Sponsoring Organization, from which we graduated and which nominated us to the Council. Current members are listed below, with bios and videos from each.

Click on a Council member to hear their story and learn more about their work.

Francisco Garcia
Public Allies
Phoenix, Arizona

Humberto Palacios
National Youth Guard Foundation
Santa Ana, California

James Fields
Mikva Challenge
Chicago, IL

Jamiel L. Alexander

Member-at-Large

York, Pennsylvania

Jarrett Jones
City Year
Chicago, IL

Julie Jent
Partners for Education Berea College
Jackson County, Kentucky

Kyle Knox
Aspen Forum for Community Solutions
Phoenix, AZ

Philan Tree
The Corps Network
Flagstaff, AZ

Ramean Clowney
Jobs for the Future
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ryan Dalton
Member-at-Large
New Orleans, Louisiana

Timothy Gunn
The Corps Network
Charleston, South California

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