GivingTuesday is a global movement that reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity. 

It’s Giving Tuesday, and one way to bring those words “shared humanity and radical generosity” alive is by giving to support the EFC’s work. Founded in 1946, today’s EFC continues to be responsive to the particular needs of today’s young people — future leaders who live every day in our fractured society where fascism, violence against people of color, and environmental crises are rising. 

The Encampment strengthens democracy by building community. In response to COVID-19, the Encampment went virtual, but we are excited to announce that the 2022 Encampment will be in-person. Meanwhile, having access to new technology has meant that we can provide stronger support to the most-recent Encampers, including through our four-month follow-up program. Mariana, a 2021 alum, tells how the program helped her to create a sustainability program at her school.

Jean McGuire, EFC alum (1948), used her experience to establish a successful and enduring voluntary school desegregation program in Boston. She says:

“The EFC’s role in educating young hearts and minds about democracy is more important than it’s ever been in this country. It changes lives, bringing young people together, opening them to more expansive ideas, and helping them support the democratic institutions protecting freedom of expression and our other rights.” Click to read more of our interview with Jean.