Eastern Coachella Valley

Coachella Unincorporated launched in 2011 as the first and only youth media program in the Eastern Coachella Valley. For much of the time, the program worked remotely, supporting youth at schools, community centers, libraries and coffee shops in the unincorporated communities of Thermal, Mecca, Oasis and North Shore.

In the summer of 2018, Youth Leadership Institute expanded into Southern California absorbing the Coachella Unincorporated program as well as its newest program, called ¡Que Madre! Media, a storytelling program for young women focused on mental health.

In 2019, yli ECV secured an office in Coachella, creating more opportunities to support youth in the City of Coachella. 

Current Programs

Timeline of Wins in Eastern Coachella Valley