Michelle Cheang and Dixon Slingerland receiving a Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Xavier Becerra.
On October 18, Executive Director Dixon Slingerland and Michelle Cheang, Director of YouthSource and Education, announced the grand opening of the Youth Policy Institute's Pico-Union Community Center. Guest speakers included Congressman Xavier Becerra and Guillermo Cespedes, Director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development for the City of Los Angeles.
The newly opened Pico-Union Community Center offers in-school and out-of school programs to re-engage youth in education and career pathways. Math classes, computer skills, and additional resources are on hand at the center to foster career pathways.
After the grand opening, student leaders took guests on a tour of the facilities, sharing their own stories from the community center.