See flyers below for a comprehensive list of all COVID-19 vaccine locations and resources. List has been updated as of October 2021. Please give us a call for more information or directly call the phone numbers of the sponsored location for the vaccine to obtain more information.
Invest in Youth Today, Change the World Tomorrow
Youth Alliance is inviting you to support the Youth Rising initiative and invest in our community’s young leaders and future. Youth Rising will be launched at the online event on June 17th, highlighting the amazing young leaders committed to making a difference within the community. This year, Youth Alliance is thrilled to announce a $150,000 fundraising goal to launch the next 25 years of impact and investment in youth leadership and success.
Be a Champion for Youth
YA is seeking community visionaries as key champions in the Youth Rising initiative. Your support will invest in young people’s wellness and leadership development. We will do this by building out youth spaces and programming that provide young people a safe space to connect, learn and empower themselves and their community. These centers are a hub for youth and family engagement activities, youth leadership opportunities, counseling and mentoring, computer and technology access, education recovery, career skills building, and advocacy. Youth Alliance is committed to advance and promote positive opportunities to support the next generations’ wellness and leadership. Generous donors like you are the key to our collective success. Together, we will continue to provide local youth with the pathways to transform, grow, connect, lead, and reach their fullest potential.
Be a Catalyst for Change
Youth Alliance is incredibly grateful for your generosity. By choosing to invest in our vision, we offer logo recognition on all marketing collateral, social media posts, website, and Youth Rising registration page, and acknowledgment at the 2021 Change Makers Gala. Furthermore, we’d like to sponsor a community press release that will highlight the Youth Rising initiative and it’s important champions like you. For Youth Visionary and Youth Champion Investors, YA would like to honor you by placing a plaque with your business name and logo on the Wall of Gratitude at the Youth Center and offer you naming opportunities for the sponsored counseling/kitchen rooms.
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All checks payable to “Youth Alliance“. For more information, please contact Rene Casas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to invest in our community vision at this time, we’d love to have you become a Youth Rising Partner for the next year to support young people’s futures. Possible ideas include: multi-year support, providing in-kind assistance such as Youth Center renovation materials or expertise, workshops, project volunteers, or technical expertise.
We need your help to continue this investment in young leaders for the next 25 years!
YA parents and youth are leading and co-convening transformative work in education and juvenile justice systems that will ask us all to reimagine and transform how we support young people with mentorship, guidance, and healing. An exciting goal in 2021 is being realized right now with the soft opening of the Restorative Justice Youth Center in Hollister and an expanded location in Gilroy. This can become a reality with your support!
Wall of Gratitude
With humility and deep resolve, I ask you to believe in Youth Alliance’s vision to continue to invest in youth and their leadership. We will continue to be there for one another, and we thank you for your consideration of this request. Your generous support and investment helps ensure we can be there for all young people for decades to come. Thank you for your investment and for the lifelong impact on our community’s youth. YA would like to commemorate your support by adding you to Youth Alliance’s Wall of Gratitude.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Youth Rising is dedicated to spot-lighting the amazing young leaders within our programs as they work to make a difference within our community. During this event, we invite you to further fuel the work of our young leaders by magnifying their commitment to bringing change with your donation to the Youth Rising cause.
This year, Youth Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have set a $50,000 fundraising goal as we envision the next 25 years of impact. Although we would ideally share this experience with you in person, we will be hosting the event online on June 17th at 6pm. Youth Rising will include an online raffle and an inspirational showcase with live testimonials of youth in our community and the impact YA has had on their lives. In addition, we will have a walkthrough of our newly renovated Restorative Justice Youth Center.
The empowering voices of the youth leaders themselves will be personally thanking you for your commitment to supporting their cause. Your donation to our fundraising campaign looks forward to building out our youth impact centers, awarding scholarships and paid internships to local youth, contributing to the YA van fund, as well as expanding our highly needed youth outreach in Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Benito County.
- Microsoft SurfacePro 7
- Apple AirPods
- Chocolate Gift Basket by Marich Confectionary
- Dried Fruit Basket by Apricot King
- Jewelry by Cookie Lee
- Mary Kay Basket by Jamila Saqqua
- $45 gift certificate for Love & Flour Bakery
- Signed Original Youth Rising Poster by Nacho Moya
Meeting ID: 934 8132 4940 Passcode: hH51ft
The Youth Alliance would like to issue the following statement affirming its support for the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the wake of the recent incidents.
Youth Alliance advocates for racial and social justice and has dedicated its efforts to combatting racism and xenophobia. The recent attacks on the Asian community have been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in violent hate crimes against members of the Asian community is abhorrent and must come to an end.
Together with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, the Youth Alliance family sends out this message of support and solidarity for everyone in the Asian community.
Diane Ortiz, MSW
Dear Friends of Youth Alliance,
One of the many reasons to be thankful this year is our community’s continued commitment to stand together in the face of such national, state, and local challenges. The strength, determination, and generosity we’ve seen from this multi-generational movement has demanded more of our humanity and of our community, and for this, I am grateful.
As we dream of a better future for our children, I continue to be inspired and motivated by our young activists and courageous leaders who, as our elders wisely told us, continue this work not out of hate for the other, but out of love for our community. Youth Alliance has moved quickly to respond in the midst of this crisis. Our exceptionally resilient and creative team has worked tirelessly to innovate how we provide support to the thousands of children and families we serve.
YA gratefully received immediate relief to keep our work going and provide direct aid to the many families and youth affected by the pandemic. Despite the challenges, the YA team worked with partners to conduct and help lead Census outreach efforts to local Hard to Reach populations, conduct voter registration and education, and convened and supported critical workgroups to address critical issues of inequity such as access to bilingual information, education support, broadband and technology access, and housing.
As the founder and CEO of Youth Alliance for the last 25 years, I can honestly say that this year has been like no other we have ever weathered. And yet, because of our strong partnerships, responsive foundations, and our incredibly hardworking staff, interns, and young people, YA is moving forward with as much grit, passion, and determination to organize the voices of those who have been most impacted, to support youth and community healing and well-being, and to push for transformation that is grounded in equity, justice, and dignity.
We thank you for being with us throughout the years and we ask you to stand with us again this year in whatever way you can. YA is leading and co-convening exciting, transformative work in education and juvenile justice systems that will uproot how youth of color and youth in need have often been harmed by criminalization, and instead, work with community to reimagine and build a compassionate support system for young people with mentorship, guidance, and healing. An exciting goal in 2021 will be realized when we are able to open our Restorative Justice Youth Center in January in Hollister and expand our site in Gilroy. This can become a reality with your support.
YA will also continue to prioritize direct aid to families in need. With this commitment at the forefront of YA’s efforts, we have proudly given out over $60,000 in direct assistance to families and youth. YA’s Solidarity Fund is a means for you to give knowing that it will directly help a family or teen in need of help to eat, pay bills, buy home essentials, provide educational resources, and know that their community cares about them.
It is with humility and deep resolve that I ask you to believe in Youth Alliance’s vision to continue to invest in youth and their leadership. We will continue to be there for one another and we thank you for your generous support and investment to make sure each youth in need of support will never be turned away.
With love and respect,
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The Solidarity Fund Auction is now LIVE! A special thanks to our community members and local businesses who generously donated towards auction items!
All funds raised will go directly to the Youth Alliance, Solidarity Fund. The fund was established to meet immediate needs of youth and families we serve in our counties and will provide financial resources for families in urgent need as well as youth center programs that provide needed support during this time.
Help us reach our goal of raising $50,000!
The auction will have something for everyone! Vintage home decor items, organic items, gift certificates and beautifully framed art pieces by local artist Carlos Muñoz!
Here’s how you can participate!
- Bid on our *Auction items the week of June 14th – 25th
- Pre-register an account so you can “watch” items you like from our Youth Alliance Lot at https://bit.ly/AuctionYA
- Register your payment information with Garlic City Auctions so you can bid on your favorite items!
- Watch your items and get real-time updates on bids! Winners will be pronounced end of day June 25th!
* The auction is open to the public. Winner need not be present to win.
Our heartfelt thanks to our auction donors, community businesses and Garlic City Auctions for supporting our fundraiser!
If you have questions please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 831.636.2853.
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Check out just some of the items below!