Help Rebecca Abrego Get to the Marathon and Education Finish Lines!

January 6, 2017

The reason I am running is because as a Workforce Case Manager at YPI, I see every day how much YPI transforms the community. I am a success story myself.


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Reach Higher! AmeriCorps Ambassador Training

January 4, 2017

Thank you to our new AmeriCorps members who serve in diverse roles as College & Career Ambassadors, Academic Tutors, Volunteer Engagement Project Leaders, and VISTA. See inspirational highlights from the Ambassador training. 


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Toy Giveaway Makes Christmas Dreams Come True!

December 22, 2016

Season of Giving! Heartfelt thanks to PwC and the YPI staff for their kind toy donations that made Christmas possible for local families in need!


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The Realty Company That Helps Transform Neighborhoods and Lives

John Aaroe Group is a powerhouse real estate company that builds community! Our gratitude to Colin Kelly and the John Aaroe Group Foundation for their generosity in supporting YPI.

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Announces Youth Policy Institute Among 6 Promise Neighborhoods Winners of the 2016 Competition

December 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the six winners of the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods competition, which will award $33 million to help communities launch, scale, and sustain educational supports and community-based services to meet the complex needs of children and families. 

Berea College, $6,000,000

Center for Family Services, Inc., $6,000,000

Delta Health Alliance, Inc., $6,000,000

Drexel University, $5,999,814

Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, $2,705,168

Youth Policy Institute, $6,000,000

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Art and Science: The Maker Space at San Fernando Institute for Applied Media

December 19, 2016

Art and Science: Our gratitude and thanks to the PwC Charitable Foundation which will allow YPI to establish The Maker Space at San Fernando Institute for Applied Media. The Maker Space, an environment of hands-on, collaborative stations that engage students in project-based Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) learning. These stations include a Movie-Making Station, a Robotics Station, and a Creation Station. 

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Voices of Gratitude from YPI: Emily, Girls & Gangs

December 15, 2016

“They helped me want something better for my future. They helped me see that I could do bigger and better things.” 


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PETER EDELMAN on the Obama Legacy: Place-Based Poverty

Originally published December 14, 2016, on

by Peter Edelman

"Because YPI is three decades old and receives state, local and private funding, it will likely weather a Trump storm; but many newer organizations may face rougher sailing. The competitive funding they’ve received from the Obama administration for the last eight years has been a major factor in their growth."


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Amazon Smile for YPI

You shop, Amazon gives! Youth Policy Institute is an official charity beneficiary of Amazon Smile.

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Notice to the Community:

21st Century Expanded Learning Services

Youth Policy Institute is pleased to announce our intent to partner with the following schools to submit applications to implement 21st Century Community Learning Centers and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSET) programs (FY 2017–18 Cohort 10) at the following schools:


Elementary and Middle Schools
Prepa Tec LA middle school
Academia Moderna
Fenton Primary Center
Fenton Avenue Charter School
Fenton STEM
Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning
Magnolia No. 2 (21st Century Grant Grades 6-8)
Magnolia No. 4 (21st Century Grant Grades 6-8)
Magnolia No. 6 (21st Century Grant Grades 6-8)
Magnolia Santa Ana MS
Celerity Nascent Charter School
Celerity Cardinal Charter School
Celerity Palmati Charter School
Celerity Dyad Charter School
Celerity Achernar Charter School
Celerity Troika Charter School
Celerity Octavia Charter School
Celerity Rolas Charter School (new)
Celerity Himalia Charter School (new)
PUC Community Charter Elementary School
APEX Academy
ICEF Vista Elementary Academy Charter
ICEF Vista Middle Academy Charter
ICEF Inglewood Elementary Academy Charter
ICEF Inglewood Middle Academy Charter
Crown Prep Academy
North Valley Military Institute (middle)
New Horizons Charter Academy
Vista Charter Heritage
Community Prep Academy
Scholarship Prep Charter School
St. Louis of France School

High Schools
Prepa Tec LA high school
Valor High School
Rise Koyang High School
Dalzell Lance HS (Camino Nuevo High School #2)
Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan HS
Alliance Morgan McKinzie HS
Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth HS
Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Tech HS
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern MASS
Alliance Tennenbaum Family HS
Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School
APEX Academy
Wallis Annenberg HS
Bert Corona HS (aka YPI Valley Public Charter HS) Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance HS LA Leadership Academy HS USC East College Prep (HS) USC Ednovate College Prep - Santa Ana

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