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Montzerrat, Social Justice Advocate and Visionary Leader

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YLI is My Story

“If I were to imagine a better world, it would be one where we recognize the humanity of people and see value in them regardless of the background they carry.” Montzerrat (Montze) Garcia Bedolla is a leader who deeply values community, social justice and health equity. She began her career with YLI in 2015 and … Continued

Andrea on Healthy Retail: CAM Youth Advocate Shares Testimony at Press Conference

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YLI is My Story

“We’re tired of seeing our neighborhoods bombarded with these products, and advertisements. That is why we are working to promote healthier stores to support our local markets at Youth Leadership Institute. It’s important for us to work together and continue to fight to make our neighborhoods healthier and keep them that way.” — Andrea, Community … Continued

Tackling Transportation in San Mateo County

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YLI is My Story

Youth leaders from Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco join forces at the innovative School for Public Transportation Reform with the goal of understanding public transit challenges to access/affordability, key transit decision-makers in San Mateo County and the political history of public transit in the Bay Area. This learning is facilitated by Urban Habitat … Continued

B.L.I.N.G. Youth Philanthropists Michelle and Iveth Bring Social Justice to a Conference

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“Social Justice must be included and balanced with traditional philanthropy. We must push intersectionality and diversity. We must take risks and challenge the status quo.” – Youth Leader at 2016 Youth Philanthropy Connect conference Michelle and Iveth, who are youth grantmakers with San Francisco’s B.L.I.N.G. program, (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving), had the opportunity … Continued

YLI’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

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Our History

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

Coastside Youth Council member Margarita on Community Work: “I would do it for any other community because communities help each other”

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YLI is My Story

  Coastside Youth Council (CYC) member Margarita, 19, is cognizant of one common link uniting her efforts around  alcohol regulation, transportation, and economic security policies: “The work we do makes me realize whom, these issues impact the most. What unites all these is the fact that they disproportionately impact minorities. That’s a totally different aspect … Continued