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WHO WE ARE

  • Youth Alliance (YA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit located in Hollister, Gilroy & Morgan Hill, CA that strives to create thriving and equitable communities through comprehensive, innovative and culturally relevant services that equip youth and families to become change agents in their own lives and in their community. The agency was founded in 1995 and began as a grassroots effort of committed volunteers and has evolved into an agency that benefits over 13,000 children, youth, and their families each year.

    All of Youth Alliance’s efforts are embedded within a broader La Cultura Cura and community empowerment philosophy in response to the high poverty, rural locality, and migrant parent and youth population. Since 2010, we have been the lead trainer and technical assistance provider to schools, with a focus on positive school discipline and violence prevention through school climate change. Youth Alliance has led community engagement and youth organizing in high need/violent parks, provides the only pregnancy prevention programs in these communities, and will be the lead & provide technical assistance in key South Santa Clara school for restorative justice practices. Other accomplishments have included advocacy to bring in over $600,000 in dedicated revenue to support free after school programs and establishment of the first co-located behavioral health program for high school students and their families in San Benito County. Participation in regional and statewide boards, collaboratives, and advocacy groups such as California Equity Leaders Network joins providers and systems leaders to connect local issues with statewide initiatives.

    Youth Alliance services seek to provide a continuum of support that includes after-school, summer, and late night prevention programs, early intervention bilingual counseling and case management, intervention programs serving at-promise youth in the juvenile justice system, teen parents, etc., as well as parent and systems leaders engagement and education. Programs are located in targeted schools (16 sites) and neighborhoods in South Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.

    We believe that to develop strong youth leaders, we must work to build safe and supportive schools, neighborhoods, and communities with innovative support networks that guide and challenge youth to expand their understanding of themselves, others, and the belief for their future. This work is best done in partnership with youth, families, and stakeholders; so YA prioritizes parent engagement and mobilization, youth leadership and mentorship opportunities, and access to education and employment. Youth Alliance utilizes a relationship based outreach model within a framework of youth development, culturally responsive family and personal healing, and social equity to engage, empower, and coalesce resources. Because of this mutual trust and respect, YA is able to work with the hardest to reach and highest need youth and families.


  • Our Mission


    Our Mission is to provide innovative and culturally relevant services that strengthen and enrich youth, families and the community.

    Our Vision


    Our vision is to empower youth as leaders who contribute to the social and economic betterment of their community.


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