YLI in the news

Fresno on TV for #mysoberswag billboards

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Campaign Victories

We were just featured on ABC news. Learn about our #mysoberswag billboards in Fresno! With back to school season just around the corner, summer is coming to an end for many young people. To start their summer advocacy work, The South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENT) youth created and launched 5 healthy billboards and they … 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

YLI in ABC news: “FRESNO BOYS AND MEN OF COLOR LEADER SAYS RELATIONSHIP WITH FRESNO PD IMPROVING”

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YLI is My Story

A leader of the YLI-facilitated Boys and Men of Color Campaign (BMOC) Central Valley was recently featured in ABC30 news commenting on the improved relationship with the Fresno Police Department. The BMOC Campaign is a statewide alliance committed to improving the life chances of California’s boys and young men of color. In March 2015, Fresno Police … Continued

YLI Coverage in The SF Bay News: SF sets limits on new cigarette permits

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YLI is My Story

The SF News recently covered the amazing work conducted by the YLI Tobacco Use Reduction Force (TURF), culminating in the passage of an ordinance that halts the issuance of new tobacco permits to San Francisco retailers in low-income neighborhoods with already high tobacco densities. This ordinance, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, will amend The City’s health code and strives for equity in the … Continued

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar Commends YLI Youth

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YLI is My Story

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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