What is The Raven Corps?
The Raven Corps is a youth-powered movement and a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Portland, OR, serving a growing community of young change-makers. We support, empower, and mobilize young anti-oppression activists (“Ravens”) who promote liberation, justice, and sustainbility through advocacy projects (“Operations”). Read more about our mission
How are you organizing during the pandemic?
In 2020, after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched “QuaranTEEN”, our virtual youth activist community center. It was meant to be a stopgap, but you know what? It’s one the raddest things we’ve ever done! It’s a super simple concept with a big impact. We use Discord to connect young activists from around the world, and Zoom to host all kinds of advocacy and community-building events. It’s a great place for young people who want a better world to take their activism online and meet some really cool, like-minded people while they’re at it. Join us online
Are you a vegan organization?
Yep, we’re a vegan org through and through! Our events serve vegan food, many of our guest activists are some of the coolest names in the animal liberation world, and we develop all programming through the lens of sustainability and anti-oppression, no matter what species you are.
I’m not vegan. Can I join?
HELL yes! While lots of the Ravens are vegan, we understand that our food system is complicated and presents a number of barriers to going totally plant-based. We’re big believers in meeting people where they are, and we welcome all.
What’s in a name? Why Ravens?
Ravens are incredibly bright and resourceful animals who live all around us, but they often go unnoticed and unappreciated—much in the same way that our society treats young people. In stories, Ravens are typically depicted as message carriers, much like the youth activists of The Raven Corps who bring messages of compassion and justice into their communities. TL;DR, Ravens are some smart, savvy, and super cool birds.
What does it mean for The Raven Corps to be “youth-led”?
The Corps is and always will be guided by the people in our community – activists between the ages of 15 and 22. The Conspiracy (aka HQ) is a combination of Ravens and a few aging radicals. The Conspiracy provides support, resources, and direction for our Lead Ravens and our wider Raven community. Everyone at The Corps is a vital part of our movement. Learn more about our leadership
How do the Ravens determine key areas of activism?
Our activism is always rooted in two core pillars (anti-oppression and sustainability) and in who we empower (animals, humanity, and our natural world). We strive to address all the issues that have grown out of oppressive systems, in addition to striking at the very roots of those structures.
How specifically do Ravens take action?
We take action through Operations (consistent anti-oppression campaigns). Each year, we onboard a new team of Lead Ravens who implement a new Operation, building off the previous years’ Op. We’re currently working on an Operation to raise awareness on the exploitative and abusive practices of the dairy industry in schools across the US. See our latest Operations
Do I qualify to be a Raven?
Are you between the ages of 15 and 22? Ready to be an active part of an inclusive and open-minded community? If yes, you’re in. Welcome. 🙂 Head on over to join our movement
I’m not sure if I’m an activist, but I see so many problems in the world, and I want to do something about them. Can I join?
Hi, friend. We don’t gatekeep activism – it looks a little different for everyone! – and we believe we have the power to create change when we band together and actively support our community members. If you want to do SOMETHING to fight injustice and reduce suffering, you’ll fit right in around here. See the power of activist community
I’m not sure if I’m ready to become a Raven. Are there other ways to get involved?
Definitely. You can start by following us on insta and signing up for our newsletter to keep up with what we’re doing and to find upcoming events. Ready to take the next step? Join us by filling out the application, and we’ll be in touch. Join the Ravens today
Can I start a Raven Corps?
Yes! All Ravens are encouraged to start an IRL Corps at their school (Campus Corps) or in their community (Geo Corps) so that we can maximize our organizing and mobilize as many young activists as possible. Start by joining us
Do you have employment or internship opportunities?
We’re not hiring at the moment, but we’re always looking for Flight Crew allies and volunteers (and we love to make new friends!) Contact The Conspiracy for more info. Contact The Conspiracy
I’m over the age of 22. Can I get involved?
Please! Young people can’t go it alone, and we appreciate supporters and allies immensely around here. If you’re interested in helping out, please don’t hesitate to contact The Conspiracy to discuss current and on-going opportunities. Become an Ally
I’m under the age of 15. Can I get involved?
Yes! We’re always looking for ways to work with younger birds. Check out our events page or follow us on Insta to see what we’ve got coming up. And def join us when you turn 15!
What is Raven Corps Treats?
Raven Corps Treats are delicious vegan Rice Crispy Treats (or as we like to call them “Nice Crispy Treats”) that we make and sell right here in Portland, Oregon. Raven Corps Treats help us raise money and awareness for consistent anti-oppression youth activism.
Where can I buy Raven Corps Treats?
For now, Raven Corps Treats are only available at Portland small businesses. Know of a business in PDX who might like to carry them or have ideas for expansion? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Find Treats
Can you ship Raven Corps Treats to me?
As a matter of fact, we can! Every month, we offer limited spots for mail order Treats. Make sure to follow @ravencorpstreats on Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.
Can you ship Raven Corps Treats to me?
As a matter of fact, we can! Every month, we offer limited spots for mail order Treats. Make sure to follow @ravencorpstreats on Instagram for updates or subscribe to our newsletter!
Where does the money from Ravens Corps Treats go?
All of the money from Raven Corps Treats goes right back into our organization, helping fund our work and fuel the Ravens’ anti-oppression activism.
Still have questions?
Get in touch with The Conspiracy!