Mariah Cochran

B.L.I.N.G. Just Funded 6 New Social Justice Initiatives this Spring

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“My vision for San Francisco is a city where everyone has an affordable home and stability so they can pursue their dreams” – B.L.I.N.G. Spring 2017 Grantee This year, youth grantmakers in B.L.I.N.G. funded a record number of youth-led social justice initiatives in San Francisco– 18 projects!!! B.L.I.N.G. (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving) is … Continued

YLI partners with SF Prevention Coalition to host 150 youth and adults at annual Meet Up

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Youth leaders from Youth Leadership Institute were among hundreds of youth and adult allies celebrating the end of another successful year in environmental prevention this month—a committed effort to change the messages and settings of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use to make them less appealing to teens. YLI youth leaders from Washington High School Positive … Continued

Andrea on Healthy Retail: CAM Youth Advocate Shares Testimony at Press Conference

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“We’re tired of seeing our neighborhoods bombarded with these products, and advertisements. That is why we are working to promote healthier stores to support our local markets at Youth Leadership Institute. It’s important for us to work together and continue to fight to make our neighborhoods healthier and keep them that way.” — Andrea, Community … Continued

B.L.I.N.G. Announces Fall 2016 Grantees!

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“Adults can only reflect on what it was like to be a youth. Youth feel what it’s like and know the issue(s)” – Shai, Fall and Spring 2016 Grantee Twice a year, BLING youth grantmakers ages 15-18 come together and spend a full day making careful funding decisions. BLING is a youth-led social justice philanthropy … Continued

B.L.I.N.G. Youth Philanthropists Michelle and Iveth Bring Social Justice to a Conference

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“Social Justice must be included and balanced with traditional philanthropy. We must push intersectionality and diversity. We must take risks and challenge the status quo.” – Youth Leader at 2016 Youth Philanthropy Connect conference Michelle and Iveth, who are youth grantmakers with San Francisco’s B.L.I.N.G. program, (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving), had the opportunity … Continued