About Us

Mission

The California Opportunity Youth Network (COYN) works to transform systems, policies, investments, and narratives to ensure all youth and young adults in California have the opportunity to flourish in adulthood.

Purpose

COYN facilitates statewide communication, organizing, and policy advocacy to remedy systemic inequities affecting Opportunity Youth across California. COYN’s formation reflects the recognition that to achieve equitable economic and educational outcomes for youth and young adults it is necessary to address structural and systemic issues through policy and advocacy. COYN is established with the underpinning belief that through a network structure we can behave as a single larger entity increasing our power to affect change and support shared learning in this emerging field. 

Current Members

  • Alliance for Children’s Rights, Opportunity Youth Collaborative - Los Angeles County

  • Bay Area Community Resources, Roadmap to Peace initiative - San Francisco

  • Opportunity Youth Partnership - Santa Clara County

  • OneFuture Coachella Valley, Opportunity Youth & Young Adult alignment team - Coachella Valley & Palm Desert 

  • Urban Strategies Council, Opportunity Youth Initiative  - Oakland/Alameda County 

  • Wild Rivers Community Foundation, Building Health Communities initiative - Del Norte County & Tribal Lands 

  • Youth Will - San Diego

  • YouthBuild Collaborative of Southern California - collaborative of 10 YouthBuild sites spanning the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange