Peace in Action is a paid training program that we have hosted in collaboration with Urban Peace Movement since 2014 recruiting high-school aged youth in a two-tiered level of leadership. Through arts and political education, we aim to develop the leadership and professionalism of youth who have been impacted by systemic violence and the school-to-prison pipeline so that they may become agents of social change on the personal, interpersonal, communal and statewide levels. Some students are able to arrange receiving credit from their schools, while others are compensated with stipends. Youth Organizers are trained to facilitate weekly workshops for Youth Members in artistic resistance (Cultural Team), direct action (Campaign team and community organizing (Program team). Each team plays a particular role in solidifying our collective presence throughout the community! Some of their campaigns include advocating for Proposition 57, No Coal in Oakland, OUSD Sanctuary, Free bus passes for youth and more!