eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Youth United for Change

Andi Perez (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

Longtime Leader Of Philadelphia Student Organization To Step Down

As executive director of Youth United for Change for the last 16 years, Andi Perez has seen the student group’s political influence grow.

07/19/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

Young Philadelphians Revisit the 1964 ‘Freedom Summer’ in Mississippi

Nearly 40 students from Youth United for Change will attend the “Freedom 50″ conference, honoring the civil rights workers who signed up African-American voters in 1964, including the three who were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.

06/24/2014

The symbolic demonstration organized by Youth United for Change started with nearly 20 students holding a sit-in, but they were peacefully moved out front by police after about 30 minutes. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Philadelphia Students Make A Call For Full, Fair Funding For Schools At District Headquarters

By Dan Wing PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of students made a call for full and fair funding for Philadelphia schools by staging a demonstration at the school district headquarters Monday evening. The students were […]

05/12/2014

Andi Perez (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Activists Opposed To Proposed School Closures Offer Their Own Plan

“Corbett’s budget hurt education around the state, not just Philadelphia. And we need to come up with a unified strategy with other districts around the state and restore the funding formula from 2008.”

12/19/2012

pushed out cover

Group Says Philly’s Dropouts Are Victims Of System

Young people who have dropped out of Philadelphia schools say what’s really happening is, they’re being pushed out.

02/17/2011