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What the FAX? BMoC’s Fight to Improve Fresno’s Bus System

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Ever ride the bus? When you take the Fresno Area Express (FAX), a would-be 20-minute car ride can easily turn into a 2 ½ journey depending on the bus route you take. Riders can wait up to an hour along certain routes, and the frequent stops all add up. Turns out, there’s nothing “Express” about … Continued

YLI’s 120th Policy Win Wipes Juvenile Fees from the Books

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When a critical new law is passed, we celebrate. There’s that flood of relief, that flush of jubilation, punctuated by cheers, tears, and hugs all around. Those of us who have spent months, years, decades fighting for change – taking surveys, holding community meetings, meeting with decision-makers, staging rallies, collecting signatures and endorsement letters, and … Continued

Begin at the Beginning: New Merced Office Gears up to Listen and Learn

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On Wednesday, February 28th, YLI will be expanding our offices for the first time in 14 years! This expansion celebrates the incredible work of YLI’s youth, communities, and staff over our 27 years to include youth voice in local decision-making.  The strength of our youth leadership programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Fresno County have paved … Continued

The Grass IS Greener: A Tour of Fresno’s Neighborhoods

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The grass really IS greener on the north side of Fresno. Parks and school campuses are open and inviting, unfettered by chain-link fences. There are public pools, tantalizing in scorching Fresno heat. Sidewalks are clean and smooth, bordering houses with sprawling lawns, cafes, restaurants, and stores with sparkling windows. Landscaped bike paths lead from this side … Continued

YLI’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

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READ THE COMPLETE ANNUAL REPORT Youth Leadership Institute proudly presents our 2015-2016 Annual Report. This year we celebrate highlights across our regions, levitra buy canada us including the increase levitra buy canada us of Youth Commissions across the state, passing our 100th policy in our 25 year history, and funding over $185,000 in youth-led projects. This year, 84% … Continued

Holiday FUN at YLI Fresno’s December Fundraiser!

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In honor of the December spirit of giving, community-building, and celebration, on December 7th YLI Fresno opened the doors of their beautiful home for a Holiday Open House Fundraiser. The successful event drew community members, youth development supporters, and youth participants alike in holiday festivities such a bunelos and holiday ornament making. Adult allies also … Continued