Our Program Model
The program components of our theory of change of “Convene, Invest, Mobilize” are the Mobilize.org Summits. Each summit is modeled after our successful “Party for the Presidency,” which brought hundreds of young people together to refine Democracy 2.0—the blueprint for not only the democracy the Millennial Generation hopes to inherit, but the democracy Millennials are committed to building.
At “Party for the Presidency,” Mobilize.org launched its first Award Summit competition, where panelists from Facebook, the Case Foundation and the Forum for Youth Investment received 27 proposals and listened to 15 presentations from participants ranging in age from 16 to 31 from all over the country.
At the end of this exciting conference, Mobilize.org awarded its first awards to five teams, working on issues from environmental sustainability in Indiana to transportation assistance for low-income student interns in Washington, DC. The award amounts ranged from $3,000 to $5,000.
Over the past six years Mobilize.org has refined our summits, and have invested in more than 33 projects to address issues such as the financial health of our generation, the issues facing the returning Millennial veteran population, the impact of money on the political process and the opportunity to leverage technology to increase civic engagement.
Learn about the Mobilize.org Summit Keypad Voting Technology
College to Career Pathways (Detroit, MI) April 2013
Target 2020 Florida (Miami, FL) June 2012
Millennial Civic Engagement Summit (Charlotte, NC) August 2012
Millennial Leadership Summit (New York City, NY) November 2011
Target 2020 California (San Jose, CA) April 2011
Target 2020 North Carolina (Charlotte, NC) October 2010
Outdoor Nation (New York City, NY) June 2010
Beyond the Welcome Home (Los Angeles, CA) April 2010
Millennial Return on Investment (Chicago, IL) November 2009
80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs (Washington, DC) June 2009
Constitutional Convention (Philadephia, PA) January 2009
Money and Politics: Democracy 2.0 (Washington, DC) September 2008
Party for the Presidency Constitutional Convention (Los Angeles, CA) December 2007
Democracy 2.0 (Washington, DC) October 2007