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BLING Youth Board Releases Names of Grantees!

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“There are so many injustices people face in this world. Being with B.L.I.N.G. helps me see first-hand the impact that I make on my community.” – BLING Boardmember Ryan At their final and decisive convening during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, BLING carefully selected a total of 7 youth-led projects to fund with their $30,000 … Continued

Support Vote 16 YEA! at their Feb. 23rd event to bring awareness of youth voting issues affecting young people

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At the upcoming Tuesday, February 23rd Board of Education meeting, Board of Education commissioners will consider a resolution of support for the effort to lower San Francisco’s voting age and include 16 and 17 year olds in municipal, school board, and community college board elections. If approved, this would go a long way in supporting the effort … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was BLING Decision Day, continuing the social justice legacy

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] “And one day we must ask the question ‘Why are there 40 million poor people in America?’ When you ask that question you are raising questions about the economic system, about distribution of wealth.” – MLK, Jr. On January 18th, BLING (Building Leaders in Innovative Giving) did something powerful to continue MLK’s vision … Continued

YLI Program Manager Sher Moua is published in the Fresno Newspaper: Op-ed on Fresno’s housing crisis

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Take a moment to read, “Remembering the Summerset Village Apartments,” written by our Boys and Men of Color Program Manager Sher Moua and his colleague, Nu Vang. The article illustrates the unhealthy and highly unsafe living conditions Fresno’s Hmong residents endure and it advocates for their right to safe housing and justice. Co-author Nu Vang … Continued