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21st Century Community Learning Center Public Notice

Youth Policy Institute (YPI) intends to submit a 21st Century Community Learning Center application for the elementary and middle schools listed below. The funds from this application will provide before and after school services, as well as summer programs and will service students and families in the surrounding communities.

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Striving Together: CPNN Creating a Culture of Results and Generating Collective Impact

Representatives of the California Promise Neighborhoods Network (CPNN) were honored to share their work with StriveTogether communities at the ninth annual Cradle to Career Network convening in Seattle from October 10-12. With a theme of “Go Far, Go Together: Uniting in Pursuit of Equity for Every Child,” CPNN was ready to discuss lessons learned around the creation of a statewide collaborative of Promise Neighborhoods.

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Thousands Benefit From Fitness Education, Nutrition Classes and Wellness Workshops in L.A.’s Promise Zone

Youth Policy Institute (YPI) successfully provided nearly 5,000 families and community members with health and wellness resources in L.A.’s Promise Zone neighborhoods as part of the Champions for Change – Healthy Communities Initiative.

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Will and Jada Smith Want the Youth to Know Opportunities Are Out There for Them in Entertainment 

When children reach the age of 18, they are expected to know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives. The field they choose guides the decisions they make as to what college they should attend and what field they should major in once they get there.

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Transportation Safety and Healthy Living Go Hand-in-Hand In Los Angeles Promise Zone

Youth Policy Institute (YPI), in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), recently unveiled new traffic improvements and safety measures at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place as part of the Champions for Change – Healthy Communities Initiative.

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State-of-the-art Low-income Child Care Facility in Hollywood Pushes Back on Strain of Gentrification

TORLAKSON, ALLEN, O’FARRELL, MELVOIN CUT RIBBON ON “STATE-OF-THE-ART” EARLY HEAD START IN HOLLYWOOD

Elected officials cut the ribbon on a brand-new, state-of-the-art Early Head Start center in the middle of Hollywood, one of two that will serve 89 low-income families with infants or toddlers.

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Youth Policy Institute only agency in Los Angeles selected by the Kresge Foundation for Innovative Approach to Human Services

(Los Angeles) – The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) was selected by The Kresge Foundation as one of 13 path-breaking organizations nationally for the inaugural NextGen Human Services cohort. The initiative is part of Kresge’s Human Services Program focused on the advancement of human services to accelerate social and economic mobility for people with low incomes in America’s cities.

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Mayor Garcetti and YPI Kick Off College Dreams with 11.2 Mil GEAR UP Grant

In line with the launch of the college application season, Mayor Eric Garcetti and YPI CEO Dixon Slingerland will join students at the Bernstein Complex to announce a multimillion-dollar federal GEAR UP award that will support a cohort of over 2,000 students in the Los Angeles Promise Zone from middle school into college with tutoring, counseling, and other services.

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STEM Academy Of Hollywood To Send Nearly Half Of Applicants To UCLA

STEM Academy of Hollywood to send 15 of 35 applicants to competitive university. Los Angeles Promise Zone and Promise Neighborhood school offered college and career assistance through Youth Policy Institute.

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Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Massieu And Ambassador To The U.A. Sada Launches Financial Empowerment Window In L.A.

With this expansion of the Ventanilla program, the largest population of foreign nationals in Los Angeles will gain access to important financial literacy resources, teaching them valuable budgeting skills needed to succeed in life.

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Aramark Mobilizes Employees To Improve The Health Of Los Angeles Families

Aramark employees bring health and wellness education and awareness programs to the Youth Policy Institute’s Ramona Elementary School as part of Aramark Building Community Day.

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City Council Approves $35 Million Development Of Hollywood Arts Creative; YPI As Lead Community-based Partner

The Los Angeles City Council selected the Actors Fund and Thomas Safran & Associates as the development team for the Hollywood Arts Collective, with YPI as the lead community-based partner. The new $35 million development will provide mixed-income affordable and market-rate housing with a preference for artists and space for nonprofit arts organizations, and is reinvigorating the landscape for local nonprofit arts organizations to support Hollywood as an accessible arts entertainment district.

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Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell Joins YPI And Vons To Launch L.A. Promise Zone Food Insecurity Nutrition Program

The goal of the Promise Zone is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, and that effort can start with something as simple as a nutritious meal.

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U.S. Department Of Education Announces Youth Policy Institute Among Six Promise Neighborhood Winners In 2016 Competition


These grants will provide cradle-to-career support for at-risk children in communities across the country, offering meaningful resources that will help them achieve their potential.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Joins Youth Policy Institute To Celebrate $30 Million Federal Grant

Los Angeles chosen alongside five other locations nationwide for Promise Neighborhood award to help communities launch, scale, and sustain educational supports and community-based services to meet the needs of children and families.

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Youth Policy Institute Awarded Nearly $1 Million To Address High Obesity Rates In The Los Angeles Promise Zone

By investing in our communities and the people that we serve, we are hopeful that we can make impactful, long-lasting changes for better health outcomes.

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LMU School Of Education And Queen’s University Belfast Partner In Teacher Exchange

What can educators at Catholic and Protestant schools in Northern Ireland learn from their counterparts 5,000 miles away at traditional public schools and public charter schools around Los Angeles—and vice versa?

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