Youth Service Director
Fidel Ramirez serves as Youth Service Director at Youth Policy Institute. Fidel spearheads more than 80 expanding learning programs within the YPI service area, ensuring that over 7,000 students are offered high quality before school and after school programs year around. He manages an $18 million annual budget.
He oversees a team of 450 full- and part-time staff members who serve as regional supervisors, specialist, coordinators and tutors at the YPI school sites. Fidel’s experience as a former middle school and high school principal has been invaluable in developing partnerships with LAUSD and local charter schools in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
In his early career, Fidel worked as a classroom teacher and served as Associate Director for Student Outreach and Recruitment Services at California State University, Northridge where he earned his B.A. and M.A.