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INTERNAL NEWSLETTER, VOL. I, Issue 1

NOVEMBER 2015


SuccessStory

Jennifer Ibanez is all smiles after receiving her Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certificate.

 

Jennifer Ibanez graduated high school in 2014 without a plan for the future. With a failed attempt at community college and unable to find a stable job, Ibanez was at a crossroad in her life. She felt unproductive and as if her life was passing by without getting closer to her goals.

She decided to enroll in the YouthBuild program in June 2015 and since has a newfound outlook on life. Jennifer will receive her Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Training Certificate in December and has earned several certifications since starting the program. Her success at YouthBuild has motivated her into registering at Los Angeles Mission College and is currently taking two classes this semester. She has yet to pick a major, but she knows she is in the right path to make all her educational dreams come true.


WELCOME ON BOARD

Eddie Cuevas

Eddie Cuevas
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

NEW HIRE


Eddie Cuevas currently serves as the Academic Director at YPI. He is passionate and committed to student achievement and high-quality schools. In his role as our Academic Director, he will collaborate with our Chief Academic Officer to focus on the results based accountability system and to support schools in the Los Angeles’ Promise Neighborhood and Promise Zone.

[ read the full bio ]

Anna Michelle Lopez

Anna Michelle Lopez
DIRECTOR, Early Head Start

NEW HIRE


Anna Michelle Lopez joins the YPI family as the Director the Early Head Start Program. Lopez brings 16 years of experience in Early Childhood, eight of which were in Head Start/Early Head Start. Her experience ranges from being an infant/toddler teacher, preschool teacher, supervisor, coordinator, and content area specialist.

[ read the full bio ]

I believe social change is achieved
when the gap to education is closed.

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Stephanie Ayala
Administrative Assistant, HR

PROMOTED


Stephanie has had an adventurous journey at YPI. She first joined the team in 2009 through the Summer Youth Employment program. Since then, she’s worked across various departments, from SES to Payroll. Recently, she was promoted to HR Administrative Assistant.

Congrats!



Say hello to our new hires!
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

Ernesto Campos
Grant Accountant

Paolo Manuel
Digital Content Strategist

Christina Climaco
YS Site Coordinator

Esau Perez
Community School Coordinator

Jabari Davis
Youth Placement Coordinator

Hector Serrato
YS Site Coordinator

Alejandro Gonzalez
YS Site Coordinator

Eugenia Soto
Financial Coach

Javier Gonzalez
YS Site Coordinator

Gissel Vasquez
Administrative Program Coordinator

Stephanie Guzman
College Access Advisor

Sandra Zuazo
Youth Placement Coordinator




UPCOMING EVENTS


You’re invited!

COME SUPPORT YPI WITH YOUR PRESENCE




ANNUAL HARVEST BASKET DRIVE

Every year, YPI creates Harvest Baskets for families in need. You can help by dropping off non-perishable food items at one of our drop-off locations listed on the right by November 16th.

contact | Arleene ValdezSpecial Events Coordinator

MONDAY, November 16th

Drop-off locations:
Downtown HQ
Pacoima Community Center
Hollywood FamilySource Center


JERSEY MIKE’s GRAND OPENING FUNDRAISER for YPI

Jersey Mike’s will be donating $2 of every sale for the first 12 days of their opening. If you’re supporting this fundraising opportunity, be sure to bring these coupons when you come in to have a meal.

contact | Sergio J. Morales | Director, Health & Wellness

TUESDAY, November 10th — 
SUNDAY, November 22nd

Jersey Mike’s
5453 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA


LA MARATHON

Sign up to be a part of Team YPI and help us get to the educational finish line! We still have spots available for runners and fundraising buddies. Contact us and let us know whether you’re interested in running or sponsoring a runner.

contact | Arleene Valdez | Special Events Coordinator

SUNDAY, February 14th
2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Starting Line:
Dodgers Stadium
Los Angeles, CA



Want your event listed?
Contact Arleene Valdez, from your friendly Communications Team!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

YPI is the proud recipients of these new and recurring grants. Check out the most updated resources available for our participants.


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