New ERA is looking to hire the next generation of youth leaders for the 2013 – 2014 school year.  This is a paid internship for youth 14 – 17 years of age.  If you know any youth that might be interested please pass this information along to them. This is a great opportunity for youths to get involve and create change in their community. They also get a chance to meet city officials and practice their public speaking skills.

What is New ERA (Economic Rights for All)?

New ERA is a team of youth that will carry out a youth-run campaign to raise awareness about the predatory nature of fringe financial services (payday lenders, check cashers, rent-to-own stores and pawn shops), how low-income communities are targeted by these businesses and to let community members know about their financial rights and options. A team of 6 youth will be trained about community financial issues, community organizing, campaign strategies and how to engage community members in a campaign. Upon finishing their trainings, youth will design and carry out presentations and encourage other youth, community organizations, advocacy groups and local officials to improve the financial services available in San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods—to create a new era of economic opportunity for young people!  NEW ERA is a program of Mission SF.

Youth Stipends (Beginning in September) Youth will receive training, ongoing support and a stipend in exchange for the time they spend building knowledge, skills and leading the New ERA organizing project.

You may download the attached document, or send youth to this website link:



New ERA Application 2013_

Thank You,

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