Press Release: Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell Joins YPI and Vons to Launch LA Promise Zone food Insecurity Nutrition Program

December 1, 2016

This morning, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell joined the Youth Policy Institute and Vons Supermarket to launch the Los Angeles Promise Zone (LAPZ) FINI project, designed to increase access to affordable, healthy, locally grown produce for low-income residents who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California.

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White House Visit From Director Shaun Donovan

YPI, the Mayor's Office, and other Los Angeles Promise Zone leaders hosted White House Office of Management & Budget Director Shaun Donovan and two members of his staff at the STEM Academy of Hollywood in early October.

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President Obama's Executive Order: Establishing a Council on Community Solutions

November 16, 2016

President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing a Council on Community Solutions that, harnessing best practices learned over the past eight years, creates a lasting structure for Federal agencies to continue improving coordination across Government and strengthening partnerships with communities, the private sector and other stakeholders. The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the umbrella for YPI's Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood and LA Promise Zone awards, is included in the order.

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PRESS RELEASE on Hollywood Arts Collective

November 16, 2016

The Los Angeles City Council selected the Actors Fund and Thomas Safran & Associates as the development team for the Hollywood Arts Collective, with YPI as the lead community-based partner. The new $35 million development will provide mixed-income affordable and market-rate housing with a preference for artists and space for nonprofit arts organizations, and is reinvigorating the landscape for local nonprofit arts organizations to support Hollywood as an accessible arts entertainment district.

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Built to Last

November 16, 2016

Dear friends, after the 2016 presidential election, the world today might not be the world we imagined it was a little over a week ago. But our responsibility here at YPI remains the same: to help those we serve break the cycle of poverty once and for all. We thank you for being our partners in this important work, past, present and future.

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Happy Thanksgiving With Team YPI Harvest Baskets!

November 14, 2016

Heartfelt thanks to Aramark and Hollywood Offices for sponsoring us to make this the largest Harvest Baskets event yet! Together, we are providing Thanksgiving celebrations for more than 100 families!

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Now Recruiting! AmeriCorps and the Call to Serve

Become a part of our nation's history of commitment to building a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. We're recruiting new members for AmeriCorps through December 6, 2016. 

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Lights On! After-School Programs

YPI’s Expanded Learning Department leads before and after-school programming for thousands of students every year.

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An LA Promise Zone Mural That Beautifies and Unifies

October 12, 2016

When community members, government, nonprofit agencies and companies work together, the results are beautiful. After residents of Los Angeles' Council District 13 sought to curb gang activity and graffiti, an often-targeted wall of the local Smart and Final in the Los Angeles Promise Zone became the site of a new colorful and unifying community mural.

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Free Tutoring for Youth in Foster Care

October 12, 2016

The LACOE Foster Youth Services (FYS) Program is now accepting referrals for free tutoring to youth in Foster Care Residing in Los Angeles County.

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