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When you share your voice, values, and life experiences with others, you create community—the living heart of democracy—and the possibilities for transformation are endless. EFC is an intergenerational community to address injustice and create a future where every voice is heard.

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... a summer experience to live what you learn, make friends from across the nation, and expand your worldview.

... year-round opportunities for leadership development, building community, and learning.

... a nationwide network of committed alumni and partners, working for social justice in their home communities.

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July 2-23, 2024

Next Encampment: Montgomery, Alabama

If you are between the ages of 15 and 18, join us in this historic location as we focus on civil rights and voting rights in this election year. Application window now open »

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Our next InterGen Café focuses on the 2024 Encampment

Our next InterGen Café focuses on the 2024 Encampment

We welcome alums and friends to a preview of this year’s summer program and InterGen Weekend. 

This year’s summer program site, Montgomery, Alabama, offers many immersive and vibrant learning opportunities within EFC’s unique approach to youth leadership development. Focusing on civil and voting rights, participants will be able to experience history in a meaningful way while  working with activists across generations. 

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Catching up with A’Shaela Chaires, EFC 2015

Catching up with A’Shaela Chaires, EFC 2015

We recently caught up with alum A’Shaela Chaires, who told us about her exciting work at Microsoft. We also referred back to an interview she did with Marquise Steward in 2020, where she reflected on her EFC experience.

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Join us to lift every voice!

Join us to lift every voice!

PFSP staff and interns, in collaboration with the Rio School District and participating local organizations, have created a video that takes a step-by-step approach to how to organize a compost tea party at your school or in your community. The Compost Tea Party, a collaborative event with the Rio School District and local community organizations that not only takes the first step in moving away from using pesticides on school grounds but also provides workshops on nature-based climate solutions, addressing both farmworker and family health, soil health and climate change.

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Announcing PFSP’s New Video

Announcing PFSP’s New Video

PFSP staff and interns, in collaboration with the Rio School District and participating local organizations, have created a video that takes a step-by-step approach to how to organize a compost tea party at your school or in your community. The Compost Tea Party, a collaborative event with the Rio School District and local community organizations that not only takes the first step in moving away from using pesticides on school grounds but also provides workshops on nature-based climate solutions, addressing both farmworker and family health, soil health and climate change.

read more

Catching up with A’Shaela Chaires, EFC 2015

We recently caught up with alum A’Shaela Chaires, who told us about her exciting work at Microsoft. We also referred back to an interview she did with Marquise Steward in 2020, where she reflected on her EFC experience.

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.