For more information and support regarding Stockton, voting rights, political activism, and more, refer to these organizations.

Stockton Scholars

Featured in the film, Stockton Scholars aims to dramatically increase the number of students from Stockton who enter and complete higher education in the next 10 years.

Reinvent Stockton Foundation

Also featured in the film, this organization seeks to expand opportunity and build hope by attracting resources into Stockton and investing in the people of Stockton. The group manages the Stockton Scholars program and supports SEED, Stockton Service Corps, and Advance Peace.

Reinvent South Stockton Coalition

This organization aims to empower its residents to transform community through improving safety, education, housing, jobs, and health.

Stockton Service Corps

The goal of the Stockton Service Corps is to increase the number of AmeriCorps Fellows serving the Stockton community by 2025 to improve educational outcomes and address social inequities in the city. Individuals who participate in the Stockton Service Corps develop essential workplace skills enabling them to contribute to the region’s economy.

Upset the Setup Action Series

Boomerang Effect

Van Lathan (Host and Media Personality) and Lavelle Hawkins (Former NFL Player, Edison High School Asst Football Coach) explore civic engagement and the benefits of returning home to plant new roots in the community and working towards local social change.


Angela Rye (Political and Cultural Commentator) and Franchesca Ramsey (Author, Host, Activist) explore voting myths, the importance of voting, how to stay informed, and best practices for making sure your voice counts during election year in a pandemic.

Activism At Any Age

Blair Imani (Activist, Author) and Jasmine Dellafosse (Community Organizer, Gathering for Justice) discuss youth activism, how parents can have conversations with their children about what’s going on in the community, and how people of all ages can make an impact.

School to Prison Pipeline

Fredrick Joseph (Author, Activist, Marketer), Samuel “Sammy” Nunez (Founder and Executive Director, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin) and Raymond Aguilar (Senior Youth Mentor, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin) discuss the impact of the school to prison pipeline on communities of color and look at Stockton as an example of how to promote the advancement of youth and families in disenfranchised communities.


The mission of this group -- the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the US -- is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. For 30 years, it has continuously adapted to the changing landscapes of media, technology, and culture to break through and empower each new generation through voter registration, education, and mobilization.

Voto Latino

Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy.


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