Mission, Vision & Core Values

Momentum Alliance is a youth-led nonprofit whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually and collectively and to mentor future social justice leaders.

We are youth-led in the sense that:

100% of our staff are women and queer trans people of color under 30 -majority being under 25.

100% of our Board are people of color under 30 -majority being under 25.

Our vision: Love, justice, healing, and collective power for youth of color most impacted by injustices.

Our core values are:

  • Vulnerability as a Strength

  • Intersectionality

  • Deep Relationships

  • Love

  • Shifting Power

We believe that we are more likely thrive, realize our power, and become social justice leaders—when we have opportunities to:

  • Heal from trauma -personal, inter-generational, & historical.

  • Experience joy

  • Spend time in a space where we can truly be ourselves with all our identities.

  • Feel a sense of community and belonging

  • Connect our personal struggles with systems of oppression like white supremacy, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, rape culture, colonization, & capitalism

  • Take collective action

  • Feel a sense of agency (the belief that I can set a goal and reach it)

  • Connect with and understand people from different experiences and communities

  • Learn and practice leadership skills

  • See how our struggles & liberation are connected, see how our voices & stories matters

  • Be decision-makers in our lives and communities

  • Transform institutions and systems to genuinely respect & support youth of color