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.
Last week, YPI's team were in full action at Equity Summit 2015, a gathering of over 3,000 dynamic leaders, advocates and stakeholders from across the U.S. who are putting equity at the center of their work for real and lasting change. Attendees explored L.A. through mobile workshops, built new skills at over 50 session offerings, and learned about cutting-edge strategies in organizing, research, communications, and advocacy from an impressive cast of speakers and presenters.
YPI staff led a tour of the Los Angeles Promise Zone and hosted an inspiring roundtable with four Promise Zone youth at YPI's Hollywood Youth Center. Executive Director Dixon Slingerland shared YPI's unique approach to fighting poverty on a panel exploring four Promise Zones, including Kentucky, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. YPI gives big thanks to our friends at PolicyLink and the partners and funders who assisted in the event's success.