Economic Justice

Young Revolutionary Front

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The Young Revolutionary Front is a community based group created and led by young people in the City of Merced. Our values are grounded in indigenous healing practices, practicing love, caring for community, political education, and the creation of alternative systems that address root issues in our communities. With a steady pace, we aim to … Continued

Census 2020

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ENGLISH: What is the Census? As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is a once every-decade count of everyone living in the country. When we know how many people live in our communities, organizations and businesses are better equipped to evaluate the services and programs needed, such as clinics, schools, and roads. It also … Continued

Daly City Bay Leaders

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Daly City Bay Leaders is a youth program, launched in August of 2019 at Westmoor High School in Daly City, sparks positive change by identifying and addressing transportation, housing and civic engagement challenges that youth face within the Daly City community. This year, we will be focusing on creating a safer community. With the new … Continued

Fresno Youth Commission

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The Fresno Youth Commission was established in February 2016, thanks to the powerful advocacy efforts of yli’s Boys and Men of Color. The story was covered by reporter Laura Baker, of yli’s Fresno youth media hub, the kNOw. The establishment of this Youth Commission is HUGE! Youth Commissions are the voice of youth in local … Continued

B.L.I.N.G.

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Youth philanthropy is a powerful challenge to traditional philanthropy, which, in many ways, perpetuates the systems of power and privilege that it claims to address. By putting the decision-making power in the hands of young people—particularly low-income youth of color—youth philanthropy redistributes decision-making power to those most impacted. Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving (B.L.I.N.G.) … Continued

Transportation Equity Allied Movement Coalition (TEAMC)

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Millions of people in the Bay Area rely on our public transportation system to get to school, to work, to health clinics, and back home to their families. And we are all affected by how well — or poorly — our public transit systems operate. The Transportation Equity Allied Movement Coalition (TEAMC) is a coalition … Continued

Youth Leadership Alumni Board (YLAB)

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The Youth Leadership Alumni Board (YLAB) runs yli’s youth philanthropy program in Fresno. The power of youth philanthropy is that those who know the most about young people – young people – decide which projects will most benefit the youth in their communities. Youth actively inhabit community spaces and interact with community members all the … Continued