Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, and Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Sada, launched the Financial Empowerment Window (Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera) in Los Angeles

The Consulate General of Mexico and the City of Los Angeles joined with Citi and the Youth Policy Institute to support the economic empowerment of Mexican nationals and surrounding communities


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Youth Policy Institute selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity


Los Angeles-based YPI Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable Housing to Environmental Sustainability and Infrastructure

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Recent Grants and Awards


YPI is the proud recipient of the following grants: 

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LOS ANGELES — On November 10, Mayor Eric Garcetti administered the oath of service to 141 AmeriCorps members. They’ll provide tutoring and college and career counseling to young people at schools and community centers in some of L.A.’s most underserved neighborhoods. Here’s Jasmine, sharing her service experience:

I grew up in South Central Los Angeles and meeting counselors who came from similar circumstances validated my experience and gave me the support I needed to push through in college. I first served with AmeriCorps last year at 99th Street Elementary School in Watts. I am currently serving my second service year as Promise Corps’ Project Leader with the Youth Policy Institute. Last year, I served in 3rd grade and the experience exceeded anything I had expected. Within ten months, not only did scholars improve academically, they also carried themselves with confidence and assurance of their capabilities.

This work has helped me realize that I am passionate about working with young scholars and helping them find the power within themselves to create their own paths. This year, I realized that I am fully capable of doing tasks I did not think I could do. I am taking on roles and challenges that I would not think I could do and am proving myself wrong. I strive to continue serving my community of Los Angeles and being the best resource I can be to our scholars in all the work I’ll be involved in. In the near future, I plan on going back to school to earn my masters and continue serving the community that raised me in order to support more roses that grow out of concrete.

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A Story of Promise: Jennifer Ibanez


Jennifer Ibanez is all smiles after receiving her OSHA 10 certificate 

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YPI Welcomes New Academic Director


Eddie Cuevas, Academic Director, Youth Policy Institute 

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Performance Partnership Pilot in L.A.


Students join Johan Uvin from the Department of Education at P3 Youth Voices Panel in Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center 

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Equity Summit 2015


A youth panel shared personal stories of struggles and success to delegates of PolicyLink's Equity Summit at a mobile workshop hosted at YPI's Hollywood Youth Center. From left: Joshua Elizondo, Grace Gonzalez, Sandy Aguirre, and Miguel Sazo.


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Story of Promise

A YPI staff member gave me an opportunity that would spark a positive change in me. 



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