financial and economic justice

100 Day Reflection from the CEO

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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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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

The American Dream is Alive in José Eduardo Chávez

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Betting On Our Future

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YLI San Mateo County has teamed up with the youth from the North County Youth Collective of the Daly City Recreation Department Teen Services Unit for the BOOF campaign, other wise known as Betting On Our Future.  BOOF is an awareness campaign to expose the issue‘s of youth problem gambling that includes an opportunity for you to … Continued