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Trump’s Threat To DACA Is A Threat To The Millennial Generation

The DACA program is a Millennial program—it only applies to those born in 1981 or later—and it may soon come to an end. Rumors are swirling that Donald Trump is considering ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in advance of a lawsuit threatened by 10 conservative state ...

How Trump’s Border Wall Will Devastate The Rio Grande Valley

For the first time since the Bush Administration, we are revisiting the serious threat of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. Most people have never seen what currently exists of the border wall, nor do they know it exists. At the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center, just seven ...

Resources for Undocumented Students and Higher Education

Below, we’ve highlighted a few scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate programs for which undocumented students are eligible. Many other organizations have resources–whether that be their own scholarship lists, info on how to navigate financial aid, or general tips and ...

Millennials and Money

On the first day of my summer internship, our intern coordinator asked us to bring in a voided check in order to route money to our bank accounts. “Voided check? What does that mean?” asked a fellow intern. “You know, it’s a check that has ‘VOID’ written in big letters across the ...

The Lawsuit Against Secretary DeVos and How You Can Help Keep Up the Fight

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we knew we needed to get this message to you ASAP. As you might have already heard, the DeVos Department of Education made the call a few weeks ago to delay implementation of a rule that would protect students who were cheated, defrauded, and left ...

6 Stories That Show Why Student Loan Borrowers Need Protection

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently decided to roll back rules designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges. While scammed students have continued to request relief processing, no new loan discharges have been approved since January 20. Some borrowers have been waiting ...

Who Are America’s Millennial Homeowners?

Homeownership may not be the rite of passage it once was for young adults: according to a report by the Pew Research Center, 2016 saw the lowest level of young homeowners in over 40 years. The same report says that 81 percent of adults think buying a home is the best long-term investment in the ...

Five Minutes With #Fight4AFuture Community Organizer Mohammed Alam

Meet Mohammed Alam, a member of the 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council. The #Fight4AFuture network, led by Generation Progress, focuses on gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. While a student at City College of New York, Mohammed organized his community to fight ...

Seven Reasons Borrowers Want Sec. DeVos to Fire, Not Hire Navient

Navient, which two states and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently sued, holds loans for one in four student loan borrowers while maintaining a notorious record for cheating students at every stage of repayment. The Department of Education should act in the interest of borrowers ...

The Word

Every other week, we deliver Young Money, a newsletter on young people and economics that you’ll actually want to read, to your inbox. In it, we include personal finance tips–The Word–from experts on subjects that are actually relevant to you. You can find the most recent edition ...

Atlanta Student Coalition Releases “A New Appeal for Human Rights”

This morning, a coalition of student activists in Atlanta released “A New Appeal for Human Rights,” a powerful declaration that articulates the various human rights violations experienced by students from marginalized communities. The document is modeled after the original 1960 “Appeal for ...

Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Local Business Owner And Activist Brittany Carmelle

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Brittany Carmelle is a 30-year-old activist and CEO of ...

Why We’re Looking To Fire Navient This Week

We’re commemorating an anniversary this week—but it’s not one we're happy to be celebrating. This Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the day Americans' student debt hit $1 trillion, or $1T Day.

Meet The 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council

Our 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council is working hard in their communities to push fresh, unique ideas and progressive policy solutions into the movement for gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform.

Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Student Activist Carly Grimes

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Carly Grimes is a 20-year-old junior at Pomona College ...

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