educational equity

Beyond the Surface “Educational Inequity in Marin” youth-led documentary released

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Campaign Victories

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] Beyond the Surface is a youth-created documentary highlighting educational inequities in Marin County’s school system and discussing what actions need to be taken to ensure a future where every student has access to the same high quality of education. This film is produced by Marin County Youth Commission’s 14-15 Educational Advisory Committee. It … Continued

100 Day Reflection from the CEO

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YLI is My Story

As the program year comes to an end, our new CEO Jonathan Marker shares his reflections on his first few months at YLI. A mentor of mine, Brittany Packnett, recently reflected on her experience working with young people, and defined it as follows: Leadership is proximal, leadership is truthful, leadership is consistent, and leadership is … Continued

Brave work from our YLI Boys and Men of Color Fresno Crew

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YLI is My Story

There is another issue in our San Joaquin Valley that may not be making headlines, but is just as important as the drought, and we are pleased the president is once again showing strong leadership: Young men of color need more opportunities. President Obama began the dialogue in his State of the Union Address when … Continued

YLI Youth Fest a Success!

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Campaign Victories

  “I know I’ll make a difference.” This past Saturday, November 9th, YLI put on Youth Fest, an event where youth from throughout Fresno County had the opportunity to get to know each other, learn about issues in their community, and exchange ideas about ways to solve those problems.  Young people came from all over … Continued

The American Dream is Alive in José Eduardo Chávez

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YLI is My Story

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] “I want to deliver a message that says, ‘anyone who is willing to succeed can succeed’.  To help the community and to be an example for my siblings as well as to support my family – that is the foundation … Continued