health equity

ABC 7 News covers YLI’s TURF Youth Group

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YLI is My Story

ABC 7 News elaborates on TURF’s work assessing their community, their commitment to social justice, and the time-intensive process of creating a proposal limiting the number of tobacco outlets within their City. After local attention was brought to a surplus of tobacco-selling stores in low income areas, YLI has moved towards creating momentum for an ordinance limiting … Continued

YLI Youth Wins Scholarship

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YLI is My Story

YLI youth, Flor Rivera, recently received a $5,000 scholarship from the Sequoia Awards because of her community service work with YLI. Rivera is the first in her entire family to attend college, so this award has special meaning for her. “Before YLI, I didn’t know if I could afford college and I was afraid I … Continued

The Mission District’s El Tecolote Covers TURF

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YLI is My Story

El Tecolote covered TURF’s work in the Mission District – a neighborhood brimming with young people and tobacco outlets. With the YLI’s focus on community public health as a backdrop, the article explores the local politics regarding tobacco proliferation. Read the full article HERE.