Featured Program

Leaders in Training

Leaders In Training  is a youth organizing & social justice leadership program for high school-aged youth from neighborhoods directly impacted by high rates of violence and mass incarceration. Leaders In Training youth members work to shift the culture in Oakland from hopelessness and despair to a culture of peace and unity, while they organize for changes in public policy to create more safe and peaceful communities.


Urban Peace Movement (UPM) builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the culture and social conditions that lead to community violence & mass incarceration in communities of color. UPM’s model of “Healing-Centered Youth Organizing” supports young people to feel self-confident & hopeful while empowering them to work for healing, social justice, and a brighter future for all!!