Estelle Davis

Partner Spotlight: Pilarcitos High Principal Bechar

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YLI is My Story

“I value Pilarcitos High School’s partnership with YLI and hope it continues for many years to come.” -Rajan Bechar, Pilarcitos High Principal Rajan Bechar wants his students to build 21st century workforce skills, and he thinks leadership development is the way. As principal of  Pilarcitos High School, an alternative school in Half Moon Bay, Bechar … Continued

Remembering Neng

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YLI is My Story

Dear YLI Community: We are beyond sad to announce that an incredible youth leader, Neng Thao, passed away this past Saturday, May 20. Neng was 18 years old, preparing to graduate as valedictorian of Edison High School, and was active in Fresno Boys and Men of Color, Fresno Youth Commission, and started his school’s Hmong Club. … Continued

Successful 1st ever statewide Youth Commission Convening

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Campaign Victories

“The Youth Commission Convention was one of the most impactful things I’ve done as a part of Marin County Youth Commission.” Ethan Strull shared this reflection during the closing activity of the final Marin County Youth Commission (MCYC) meeting of the year. Ethan currently serves as the co-chair for MCYC and sat on the planning … Continued

YLI Wins Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award

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Our History

YLI started the year off with a bang. YLI was honored to receive the Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence award from the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership at its annual Heart of Marin event on January 12. In addition, two of our incredible youth leaders, Jose Gomez and Noah Block, also received Youth Volunteer awards. … Continued

YLI 25 Celebrates 102 Policy Wins and 86,000 Youth Served

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Our History

Dear YLI Community, Thank you so much for joining us at our gala YLI 25 on September 22, 2016 to celebrate our 25 years of youth leading and creating social change. This was our biggest fundraiser in the organization’s history with over $125,000 raised, and I am deeply humbled that all of you have chosen to invest in … Continued

Tackling Transportation in San Mateo County

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YLI is My Story

Youth leaders from Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco join forces at the innovative School for Public Transportation Reform with the goal of understanding public transit challenges to access/affordability, key transit decision-makers in San Mateo County and the political history of public transit in the Bay Area. This learning is facilitated by Urban Habitat … Continued