YLI Alumni

YLI Alums & Staff Honored at Heart of Marin Awards Ceremony

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On Thursday, January 11th, YLI Alum Maureen “Mo” de Nieva-Marsh was honored for her work at RxSafeMarin with the Excellence in Innovation Award at the 25th Annual Heart of Marin Awards Ceremony. “When I was a student at Dominican University of California I was leading a double life toggling between a personal substance use problem and what seemed like a life … Continued

YLI Alum Edith Martinez Shows How YLI Opened Doors

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“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

YLI Alumna Iridian begins career as health advocate for autistic youth

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“YLI showed me what I want to do with my life. Anything social justice driven, that’s where I want to be. I see social justice as making a change, reforming the system, and finding ways to still provide equity for people who don’t have the same resources and privileges as those who do.” – Iridian, … Continued

Meet YLI Alumna Amanda Trescott: Youth Advocate and soon-to-be MPA Graduate

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“With YLI, I gained the sense of empowerment that young people do have the opportunity to get involved in policy; they can and they do make change.” Southern California native Amanda Trescott arrived in San Francisco to begin her undergraduate career in 2008 and has remained here ever since, including a six year period with … Continued

Meet Alumna Luisa Sicarios: From YLI Youth to current YLI Board Member

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Luisa Sicarios, a lifelong resident of San Francisco, has set out to create powerful change in her community since the age of 13 when she first became involved with YLI. At YLI, she has come full circle by evolving from a youth participant, to a program coordinator, to a youth board member, to a current … Continued