Fresh Produce for Low-Income Families
The Aetna Foundation, Bank of America and Adams Legacy Foundation have recently provided much-needed funding for YPI’s Community Supported Agriculture program, which provides fresh fruits and vegetables to high-need families on a weekly basis.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
YPI received new support from CalEITC4Me, to support VITA programming at Promise Neighborhood locations. YPI’s VITA program helps hundreds of low-income residents complete their tax returns at no cost, and secure returns much needed by local families.
Home Depot has provided a new grant of $5,000 to complete the YouthBuild construction project at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Local Post 3834, which serves veterans in the San Fernando Valley. This program engages Opportunity Youth in hands-on construction projects providing skills training for long-term careers.
La Ventanilla Program
With support from Citi Community Development, YPI’s asset building team is pleased to inaugurate La Ventanilla, located at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles. This program offers not only YPI’s asset building and financial capability services and products, but also referrals and connections to YPI’s continuum of cradle-to-college-and-career services.
We’re pleased to announce renewed support from the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund (DSYF) in support of YPI’s general programming and ongoing capacity building. This grant joins an additional DSYF grant providing support for YPI’s upcoming strategic plan. Thank you!
Combining Academics and Career Technical Training
Youth Policy Institute has been awarded a Career Technical Education Grant from the California Department of Education, to integrate academics with career technical and professional training, connect employers with schools and prepare students for jobs in high-demand fields, including robotics, information technology, health care, teaching and emergency services. The Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Established in the 2015-16 state budget, the program will provide $900 million over the next three years to support and develop 21st century career and college readiness programs throughout the state.