Our Mission

From Cradle to College and Career

The Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods using a holistic approach to reduce poverty by ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education and technology services, enabling a successful transition from cradle to college and career.

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Family by family, student by student, YPI provides access to a range of wraparound support services and educational choices, including computer technology labs and training for the skills needed to excel in school and the workplace.


From preschool to afterschool enrichment, charter schools, college preparation, tutoring, and adult literacy, YPI offers high-quality education services to help low-income families succeed.


We prepare Los Angeles residents for high wage jobs in growing fields, and offer job training and placement in addition to a day laborer center.

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