Kara has organized with a number of organizations, projects, and initiatives in the Bay Area and Ohio. She was named an Equity and Inclusion fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute and co-led the first year of a multi-year project called Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley. Also with the Berkeley Food Institute, she co-organized several community events in the Bay Area including a Free Community Forum on Black Liberation and the Food Movement and Decolonize Foodways Community Dinner. As a Berkeley Social Justice Fellow, Young worked with the Community Food and Justice Coalition in Oakland.
At The Ohio State University, she sits on an ad hoc committee in partnership between the Kirwan Institute on Race and Ethnicity and the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation to think about implicit and explicit racial, gender, and socioeconomic status bias in research and community level partnerships related to food at Ohio State. She is additionally part of a coalition of farmers, academics and community activists from Ohio who participated by invitation in the first annual National Food System Resilience and Equity Workshop at Stanford University last May aimed at forming action plans for transforming local food systems.