Central Valley

Joseph, South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT) Youth Leader, receives Central Valley’s Volunteer of the Year Award

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YLI is My Story

It was an exciting day for YLI when Youth Leader Joseph received the Volunteer of the year award out of 130 nominees representing the Central Valley! Joseph was honored with this award in recognition of his community change work in the South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT) as Friday Night Live youth council leader and … Continued

Youth, Residents, and Fresno Building Healthy Communities Bring New Skate Park to South Fresno

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Campaign Victories

“Parks are worth the investment because children and families are worth the investment” – Antonio, Fresno Boys and Men of Color Youth Leader Congratulations organizers in south Fresno! This spring we are working towards the groundbreaking of a new skate park in south Fresno—where there exists a great need for more recreational space and where … Continued

NOW OPEN: 2016-2017 City of Fresno Youth Commission application–Deadline Thursday, March 10th!

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Youth Opportunities

Do you have an opinion about how your community makes decisions impacting you, your friends, and family? Do you want to be involved with representing youth in your community to make a change? Join the City of Fresno Youth Commission! Fill out the attached application (i.e., personal information, applicant agreement, and essay questions) and turn it … Continued

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

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YLI is My Story

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

Holiday FUN at YLI Fresno’s December Fundraiser!

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YLI is My Story

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

Central Valley Open House on December 7

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YLI is My Story

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Meet Winnie and learn about Operation RED Sky 2015!

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YLI is My Story

On October 27, Roosevelt High and other high schools throughout Fresno County committed their campuses to the entirely youth-led and inspired event ‘Operation RED Sky 2015’, which communicated youth’s proud stance against illegal drug and underage alcohol use. The event celebrated “National Red Ribbon Week” with the release of 2,000 red balloons throughout the county, representing the youth … Continued