Fresno

YLI Alum Edith Martinez Shows How YLI Opened Doors

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YLI is My Story

“The skills, opportunity, and experience that YLI offers help to motivate youth so much. You can be heard and you can be political at any age. You don’t have to be scared that you will be shut down for having a different idea. You can make a change.” Edith Martinez is a YLI alumna and … Continued

Register for the Fresno Teen Summit on March 25

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Youth Opportunities

Come join us on March 25, 2017 for Fresno’s Teen Summit, You-Topia: Unity Starts With You. The summit will include a keynote presentation, various informational booths, and workshops on key topics impacting youth. The summit will be from 8:00am to 3:00pm at Edison High School and will be open to all high school students in … Continued

BREAKING NEWS: YLI wins contract to run FIRST-EVER Fresno Youth Commission program

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Campaign Victories

Congratulations on this accomplishment, YLI Central Valley! YLI was recently featured in Medium News in honor of this event. Read highlights below or access Medium’s article, “Fresno City Youth Commission Will Bring ‘Fresh Ideas’”. “The program is an example of youth advocating for youth as Fresno Boys and Men of Color led the advocating efforts to bring youth … Continued

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