Creativity in Action: Students Paint YPI Gala Keepsakes

September 23, 2016

To commemorate YPI's 7th annual Gala, dozens of students across nine schools are painting keepsake tiles for guests to take home. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Aramark Mobilizes Employees to Improve the Health of Los Angeles Families

September 22, 2016

Aramark employees bring health and wellness education and awareness programs to the Youth Policy Institute’s Ramona Elementary School as part of Aramark Building Community Day.

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Aramark Building Community Day with YPI and City Year

September 20, 2016

Aramark employees bring health and wellness education and awareness programs to the YPI’s Ramona Elementary School as part of Aramark Building Community Day.

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Voices of YPI: Mayor Eric Garcetti on What a Better World Looks Like

September 14, 2016

“A better world to me is a place where everybody can live out the dreams that they — when they close their eyes — think about. That every barrier that holds them back dissolves away. That the challenges that everybody faces in life are ones that we can collectively overcome and that there’s no racism, no sexism, no poverty that holds us back from that. That at the end of the day, we can determine our own fates — our own destinies — and that we can build something new that nobody else has ever seen before.”

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Congratulations to Key Members of YPI’s Leadership Team

September 14, 2016

YPI is proud to announce the promotions of key members of our leadership team: Iris Zuñiga, Executive Vice President; Ruth Dineros, Chief Operating Officer; Angelica Solis-Montero, Chief Community Development Officer; Diana Rodriguez, Director of Expanded Learning; Vanessa Esparza, Director of Community and Family Support; and Carmen Gutierrez, Assistant Director of Expanded Learning. We’re also happy to welcome to YPI Marguerite Ave-Womack, Senior Director of Community Development.

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Thousands More Children Can Access Medi-Cal

September 13, 2016

California Community Foundation Awards Grant to YPI to Help Children Sign Up for Medi-Cal. 

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Promise Neighborhood Proficiency Is Up!

August 31, 2016

YPI congratulates the schools of the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood on outstanding results in the latest round of standardized test scores released by the California Department of Education last week.

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Voices of YPI: Principal Paul Hirsch

August 29, 2016

“The school is run democratically. Students are teachers, and teachers are students, and there’s a lot that we learn from one another. That approach, one of humility, allows us to  grow, reflect and innovate. We leave the ego at the door and stay open to new ideas.”

Paul Hirsch, Principal of STEM Academy of Hollywood, and three of his best friends who are teachers there — Esther Dabagyan, Jason Doerr, and Tamara Cogan — started the school in 2009. Paul became Principal in the 2012 – 2013 school year, leading the turnaround in the graduation rate from the early years of just over 50% to now more than 90%.”

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Announcing YPI's New Expanded Learning Department

August 22, 2016

YPI is pleased to continue serving the academic community with expanded learning programs. To better represent the services we offer, we've transitioned the department name of Youth Services to Expanded Learning (EXL).

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Councilmember Felipe Fuentes Breaks Ground for YouthSource

August 18, 2016

YPI’s Northeast San Fernando Valley YouthSource Center serves over 600 youth each year through a range of programs and in collaboration with its partners. Councilmember Felipe Fuentes led the groundbreaking for renovations and upgrades for the center. He was joined by Dixon Slingerland, Executive Director of YPI; Gary Lee, General Manager of Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles; David Paschal, Assistant General Manager, General Services Department, City of LA; Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager of Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of LA; and Captain Morales, LAPD.

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