Momentum Alliance is a place for youth of color 14-30 who want to:

  • Be in community with youth of color passionate about social justice

  • Explore different social justice topics

  • Take collection action and build collective power

  • Practice leadership and advocacy skills

  • Have connections and understanding with people from different communities and experiences

  • Diversify decision-making in the public, private and nonprofit sectors; alter relations of power; and make systems more equitable

We work with people between ages 14 - 30 because: people of color under 30 are still considered underrepresented and treated as children in institutions of power. This allows us to engage with people over a longer period of time.



  • All activities are FREE or PAID!

  • Programs are designed and led by young people

  • All youth are welcome, regardless of immigration status

  • We offer food, bus tickets & childcare reimbursements



Reproductive Justice Youth Advocates focuses on issues around gender, sexuality, bodies, health care, and other gender, sex, and reproductive oppressions.

Youth Education Advocates focuses on issues related to the education system.

Housing Justice Cohort (NEW) will focus housing and transportation issues by organizing youth of color along the SW Corridor where there will be increasing displacement pressures in the coming decades.

History of our advocacy cohorts:

In 2015 we launched the Reproductive Justice Youth Advocates (RJYA). This cohort was followed by the launch of the Youth Education Advocates (YEA!) in 2016.

2018 will be the first year in which both the RJYA & YEA! are black led, and for black youth only.


The Youth Equity Collaborative (YEC) is a collaborative of 6 youth organizations in Oregon:

  1. Latinos Unidos Siempre (based in Salem)

  2. OPAL Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (based in Portland)

  3. Multnomah Youth Commission (based in Portland)

  4. Oregon Student Association Oregon Students of Color Coalition (Statewide)

  5. CAPACES TURNO (based in Woodburn)

    Established in 2016, YEC is the first regional youth-led collaborative for youth organizing in Oregon. Our purpose is to support youth organizing efforts in order to build a youth-led intersectional social justice movement in Oregon. YEC convenes youth on issues that are focused on social justice, diversity, equity, and civic engagement. All 6 organizations in YEC are led by people of color. For us, “led by people of color” means that the majority of the board, staff and youth participants are people of color.

To Learn More Contact us at or our Program & Advocacy Directors Karla Castaneda at  or Fatmah Worfeley at

Or call us! Our office number is 971-244-4954. If we don't pick up, leave a voicemail and we'll get back to you when we can!