Campaign Victories

No One Is Illegal: NAYELI VELOZ

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Campaign Victories

Meet Nayeli Veloz, Calafia Fellow 2020! “Fear is a way to quiet us,” she says. “We know if we speak up it could go bad for us. At the same time, it’s beautiful how the community surrounds those of us who have less opportunity. Discrimination closes down some doors, but my community opens up new ones.”

No One Is Illegal: IVAN MANRIQUEZ

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Campaign Victories

Meet Ivan Manriquez, Calafia Fellow 2020! The depiction in the media that immigrants are aliens and come to invade is very personal to Ivan. Seeing Latinx families torn apart connects to him greatly because in Fresno there is still a dense population of undocumented immigrants, especially people he knows.

Peer Summit 2020: An organizers’ conversation on the importance of this youth-led event

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Campaign Victories

Hosted at Dominican University in San Rafael, Peer Summit 2020 brought hundreds of local middle schoolers from across Marin County together for a full day of presentations, performances and workshops. The event’s success demonstrated, once again, the value of having youth at the helm in event planning and implementation.

Youth voice should be a city priority

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Campaign Victories

“If they’re still working, then we should still be working to represent our community.” Young people in Half Moon Bay organize to ensure that youth voice is included in city priorities as City Council meetings go virtual.

Three yli Youth Selected for Koshland Fellowship

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Campaign Victories

On Thursday, February 27th, three yli youth leaders were recognized for their powerful leadership potential by the San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland Program. Over the next year, the multi-generational cohort of fellows will meet monthly for trainings, workshops, and field trips with the objective of crafting a project that they will implement in the following year.

YLI on your Gift List

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Campaign Victories, YLI is My Story

It’s that time of year! Make sure to add fresh yli gear to your list!
Pick one up for yourself and don’t forget one for a dope youth leader in your life. Knowing that all proceeds go to making sure that young people have a voice just makes each purchase that much sweeter. Click the link for options – from Stranger Things to Classic Tees – but make sure to get yours before they’re gone!