Youth Philanthropy

April 1st DEADLINE: BLING’s 2016 $5000 Spring Grant Application For SF Youth To Propose Projects

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Youth Opportunities

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_button button_type=”regular” button_link=”https://yli.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/B.L.I.N.G-app-spring-16-v.2.pdf” button_target=”blank” button_text_align=”center” button_font_weight=”normal” button_font_style=”normal” button_border_style=”solid” animation_delay=”0″]Download the Spring 2016 BLING Application[/cmsms_button][cmsms_text] Youth living in San Francisco can get up to $5,000 to fund your idea for social change! Applications are due April 1 at 5pm. 10 STEPS TO http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/viagras-naturales APPLY FOR A B.L.I.N.G. GRANT 1. Have an idea for a project … Continued

BLING Youth Board Releases Names of Grantees!

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YLI is My Story

“There are so many injustices people face in this world. Being with B.L.I.N.G. helps me see first-hand the impact that I make on my community.” – BLING Boardmember Ryan At their final and decisive convening during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, BLING carefully selected a total of 7 youth-led projects to fund with their $30,000 … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was BLING Decision Day, continuing the social justice legacy

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YLI is My Story

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] “And one day we must ask the question ‘Why are there 40 million poor people in America?’ When you ask that question you are raising questions about the economic system, about distribution of wealth.” – MLK, Jr. On January 18th, BLING (Building Leaders in Innovative Giving) did something powerful to continue MLK’s vision … Continued

SF! Youth can apply for $5,000 grants to fund community projects!

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Youth Opportunities

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] B.L.I.N.G. (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving) is made up of high school youth from all over SF. We use a social justice model to invest in youth-led projects that directly address important issues and inequities affecting San Francisco communities. If you have a fresh idea for a youth-led project, come find out … 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

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

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YLI is My Story

[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

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