Since our inception, we have worked to tackle issues of mass criminalization and systemic violence in Black and Brown communities. When cutting through the issues in our communities: racial profiling, police brutality, the school to prison pipeline, the war on drugs, the attacks on immigrants, and gun violence, a common thread appears. Ultimately, safety for Black and Brown communities requires a move away from mass criminalization and a move towards grassroots organizing and community-driven solutions. Community-driven solutions must reflect an investment in youth of color communities that for too long been victims of violence, economic deprivation, incarceration, and political isolation. 


Ella baker leadership program



In 2015, we launched the Ella Baker Leadership Program to invest in a new generation of leaders in developing their skill sets in grassroots organizing. The Ella Baker Leadership Program introduces emerging leaders to the basics of building a chapter and community organizing. This program focuses on building skills and power among our members by providing access to resources and opportunities. 


We Keep us Safe Network


The We Keep Us Safe Network is an organizing platform that provides activists with the tools to educate themselves and take immediate action during moments of crisis. It allows communities to share their stories and mobilize others to keep our communities safe. Because we know that young people of color have the wisdom we need to thrive. The We Keep Us Safe Network is about investing in young people with the courage, creativity, and dedication to reimagine safety for empowered communities.




Through workshops, strategy sessions, and social activities, National Membership Congress prepares the next generation of Million Hoodies leaders to push for transformational change in their communities. National Congress is aimed at crafting network-wide alignment on our organizational DNA and organizing principles, as well as to establish our unwavering commitment to each other towards building a human rights movement for human dignity and democracy. Congress is open to all network membership and held annually in July.