Gifts of all sizes may be directed toward general support, or specifically designated to support programming in Education, Health and Wellness, or Community Development.
There are many unique opportunities to make a positive impact for our schools, students and families:
HELP FEED A YPI FAMILY FOR $28/WEEK
YPI’s Health and Wellness department runs a Community Supported Agriculture program through the Hollywood FamilySource Center, that provides a box of fresh fruits and vegetables to qualified families on a weekly basis. Support the health of some of our most vulnerable neighbors by donating as many boxes as you like.
MATCH A GIFT AND HELP SEND A KID TO COLLEGE
The Youth Policy Institute is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Citi Community Development to house and match family college savings accounts through the Assets for Independence program. Every dollar contributed goes directly to the savings account of a family preparing their children to receive a college education.
ADOPT A PROMISE CLASS
YPI is working with over 2,000 sixth and seventh grade students at five Promise Neighborhood Schools, and will follow them through their first year of college with academic support, college preparation, and a range of supportive services for both students and parents. Support their success with a gift to the classes of 2022 and 2023!
ADOPT A PROMISE SCHOLAR
YPI’s YouthSource and Education programs support hundreds of Opportunity Youth who aspire to attend college. Help support their college preparation and entry to the workforce with a gift to underwrite the work of their College Ambassadors and support teams.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
YPI hosts approximately four events per year that range from intimate receptions to an annual Family Expo in Hollywood and Pacoima. Our annual gala, A Promise to Los Angeles attracts 300-400 of LA’s leaders in an empowering evening of friendship and giving, taking place in Hollywood in the autumn.
Whether you sponsor an event, support our team in the Los Angeles Marathon or reserve tables at the gala, we will help you find the right opportunity.
YPI students are continually in need of new backpacks and school supplies, gently used professional clothing, computer hardware and software. Individual or company donations are accepted and welcomed.
Maximize your commitment to fighting poverty in Los Angeles by matching your employees’ personal contributions. Leveraging employees’ gifts to YPI sends the message that service and philanthropy are valued, and demonstrates your company’s support of employees and their generosity.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS and EXECUTIVE COUNCIL PLACEMENT
By serving on our Board of Directors or Executive Council, you or your employees can gain hands-on experience while bringing key skills and resources to the organization. YPI staff can work with your company to determine the best method of educating and recruiting your employees.