YLI is my story

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

Briana Guerrero Brings Youth Voice to Change Public Housing at the Living Cities Conference in Dallas.

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Congratulations to our youth leader, Briana Guerrero, representing her perspective as a young person being raised in Potrero Hill public housing. She traveled to Dallas, TX as the only young person in a convening of over 100 national leaders who are re-imagining public housing and the economic well-being of low-income people. Through her involvement with … Continued

Meet Winnie and learn about Operation RED Sky 2015!

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On October 27, Roosevelt High and other high schools throughout Fresno County committed their campuses to the entirely youth-led and inspired event ‘Operation RED Sky 2015’, which communicated youth’s proud stance against illegal drug and underage alcohol use. The event celebrated “National Red Ribbon Week” with the release of 2,000 red balloons throughout the county, representing the youth … Continued

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

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[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

Abedllatif Benterkia, Youth Leader, Shares His Experience Presenting at Free Minds Free People conference

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] My name is Abdellatif Benterkia, and I am a youth philanthropist in BLING, a San Francisco YLI program. On July 9-11 I attended Free Minds Free People Conference in Oakland, California. It was my first time ever attending a social justice conference. I met a lot of people whom came from different backgrounds. … Continued

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

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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

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