San Mateo

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

Congratulations to YLI San Mateo for holding our first-ever School for Transportation Reform!

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Campaign Victories

“Our School for Transportation Reform taught me that although we all come from different cities, the same issues regarding transportation unite us.” – Maritza, YLI Youth Leader, South San Francisco Congratulations to the Youth Leadership Institute San Mateo County Office for holding our very first School for Public Transportation Reform on Saturday, March 5th, 2016! Youth leaders … Continued

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: 31 Scholarships of $1,500 ea. for Chicana/Latina women.

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Youth Opportunities

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarships  Program Information Deadline Month: March Application Deadline Dates: 03/31/2016 Award Amount: $1,500 The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. All candidates must have demonstrated leadership and civic/community involvement. Application Available: Organization Website Eligibility Requirements Class Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student Area … Continued

Meet Leslie & Learn Why PayDay Lending Hurts Communities: Welcome to October eNews.

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YLI is My Story

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/2″][cmsms_text]   I’m excited to see positive change and happy families. I look forward to continue to learn about unfair issues in our community. I find my power when I inform other youth and families about these issues. I’m excited to reach equality and encourage other youth to be more involved in their communities. … Continued

Meet Janet and YLI Movers and Shakers in September eNews!

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YLI is My Story

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/2″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] When Janet Salcedo moved to Kerman, CA in eighth grade, she was shy. Neither of her parents had completed high school, back injuries limited their ability to perform work, and they sacrificed a lot to make sure Janet and her two siblings had access to education. The Central Valley became a home … Continued

Fernando Aguilar, Youth Leader, Speaks at National Conference for Problem Gambling

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YLI is My Story

This past weekend YLI youth leader Fernando Aguilar presented at the 29th Annual National Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD. Fernando and adult ally Jim Kooler from the California Friday Night Live Partnership shared their work on the connection between predatory financial services such as payday lending and problem gambling. Fernando spoke with pride … 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