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Change Makers Award Dinner

Since 1995, the Youth Alliance (YA), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has provided free prevention and intervention programs, including after school enrichment and counseling services to children, youth, and families in need. It is because of the generous support we receive from the community, that we are able to continue to make a difference in reaching and effecting change within the hundreds of children and teens we serve each day in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties. You can be part of the Change Maker community by joining us at Fortino Winery in Gilroy on Saturday, May 30th, 2015, for our “Youth Alliance Change Makers” celebration.

This evening event will feature live entertainment, dinner, dancing, and celebration of a community member for his/her outstanding work helping effect change and creating a more peaceful community for youth; as well as raise critical funds to sustain our outreach and highly needed youth support services.

Hollister City Council Approves $22,000 for New Youth Alliance Facility

Youth Alliance plans to build Youth Empowerment Center after raising $40,000.

The Hollister City Council approved a $22,000 contribution to Youth Alliance for a new Youth Empowerment Center. The funds were raised in the ‘80s to establish a community youth center. In March, the Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted to recommend to the council that the funds be allocated to the project.

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Dolores Villalon Receives California Peace Award

At National Night Out Tuesday evening two local residents were honored as peace advocates in San Benito County. Assemblyman Luis Alejo selected Dolores Villalon and Robert Scattini to receive the 2013 California Peace Award along with three other residents or groups from his assembly district.

Residents of the 30th Assembly District were asked to submit names of individuals throughout the area that have gone above and beyond to promote peace. Nominations for the California Peace Award were accepted throughout July for individuals with a record of volunteerism and noteworthy accomplishments in their efforts to stop violence and create a safer community. Recipients must have had, over the past year, significantly contributed to the promotion of peace in the community. Read more

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