Eastern Coachella Valley
Youth Leadership Institute expanded into Southern California in the summer of 2018 absorbing the Coachella Unincorporated office in the 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 has run programs remotely at schools, community centers, libraries and coffee shops in Thermal, Mecca, Indio and Coachella.
In the summer of 2018, Coachella Unincorporated was joined by ¡Que Madre!, a writing group for young women in the Eastern Coachella Valley focused on mental health.
Timeline of Wins in Eastern Coachella Valley
YLI welcomed YouthWire, a cutting edge statewide youth media program, into the organization on October 1, 2018.