Youth in juvenile facilities eligible for Cal Grant funding

For the first time, the California Student Aid Commission will be sharing that youth in juvenile facilities across the state of CA can get financial aid for college. Yesterday, CSAC updated their Cal Grant Handbook, an important tool used by teachers, counselors, and administrators, to say that youth in juvenile facilities who are under the jurisdiction of […]

YLC welcomes two new team members!

We are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed two new staff members to the YLC team: Katie Bliss, Project Coordinator Katie Bliss is the California Higher Education Project Coordinator at Youth Law Center (YLC) advocating to implement programing and support policy across the state to ensure juvenile justice involved youth have direct pathways to higher […]

Unsung Heroes a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Unsung Heroes celebration last week on the beautiful Ohana Floor at Salesforce! Friends, supporters, YLC staff and members of our Board of Directors gathered to celebrate the phenomenal work of our 2020 honorees. This year, our five honorees have worked to increase higher education opportunities for […]

YLC presents to State Community College Chancelor’s Office Advisory Committee

Yesterday, YLC staff and students from Project Change presented to the State Community College Chancellor’s Office Advisory Committee on the need to include youth with juvenile justice involvement in higher education. We are so grateful to have this partnership with project Change and are grateful for the vision and leadership of their students.