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BMoC Youth Leader Ricky in The Fresno Bee: “It is time that youths have the opportunity to really show our city what we can do…it takes more than words to make change; it’s time for action.”

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YLI is My Story

Congratulations to our Fresno Boys and Men of Color young leader, Ricky Reyna, who was recently published in The Fresno Bee newspaper. His opinion piece, “Ricky Reyna: Fresno’s youths find their voices,” highlights youth voice and the policy wins that are giving young people a voice and space at the decision-making table. Ricky Reyna’s quoted text is below: Recently, the … Continued

Youth, Residents, and Fresno Building Healthy Communities Bring New Skate Park to South Fresno

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Campaign Victories

“Parks are worth the investment because children and families are worth the investment” – Antonio, Fresno Boys and Men of Color Youth Leader Congratulations organizers in south Fresno! This spring we are working towards the groundbreaking of a new skate park in south Fresno—where there exists a great need for more recreational space and where … Continued

Congratulations to YLI San Mateo for holding our first-ever School for Transportation Reform!

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Campaign Victories

“Our School for Transportation Reform taught me that although we all come from different cities, the same issues regarding transportation unite us.” – Maritza, YLI Youth Leader, South San Francisco Congratulations to the Youth Leadership Institute San Mateo County Office for holding our very first School for Public Transportation Reform on Saturday, March 5th, 2016! Youth leaders … Continued

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: 31 Scholarships of $1,500 ea. for Chicana/Latina women.

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Youth Opportunities

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarships  Program Information Deadline Month: March Application Deadline Dates: 03/31/2016 Award Amount: $1,500 The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. All candidates must have demonstrated leadership and civic/community involvement. Application Available: Organization Website Eligibility Requirements Class Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student Area … Continued

GROW Culinary Training Program is Recruiting!

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Youth Opportunities

GROW Oakland, Beyond Emancipation’s 12 week culinary training program is still accepting applications! Access the application HERE. They are looking for young adults, 17 – 23 years old and current or former foster care/probation youth, who are interested in gaining employment skills and exploring a career in the culinary field. Graduates from their program have gone on … Continued

Greenlining Institute: PAID internship program for Bay Area undergraduate and graduate students!

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Youth Opportunities

The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. Their work is guided by the vision of a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Greenlining offers part-time, paid, internship positions to college and graduate students. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours per … Continued

NOW OPEN: 2016-2017 City of Fresno Youth Commission application–Deadline Thursday, March 10th!

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Youth Opportunities

Do you have an opinion about how your community makes decisions impacting you, your friends, and family? Do you want to be involved with representing youth in your community to make a change? Join the City of Fresno Youth Commission! Fill out the attached application (i.e., personal information, applicant agreement, and essay questions) and turn it … Continued