Founded in 2012, the YI Western Regional Office works out of Los Angeles to advocate for strengthening economic opportunity and increasing political participation for young adults in California and the broader Western region. Since its founding, YI West has worked on top issues related to jobs, higher education, and health care.
We currently lead state-level campaigns connected to college affordability, food security for students, and career and technical education. YI West has provided over 8,000 young adults in the region with consumer and policy information on health care, higher education, and employment. We run ongoing advocacy days in Sacramento, including hosting our signature leadership training program, Young Advocates. We launched a trailblazing consumer-facing tool with the California Community Colleges, the Here to Career mobile app, which provides early-career navigation that helps young adults learn more about in-demand career pathways available through the California Community College System.
Read below for research, policy ideas, and fact sheets related to economic opportunity for young adults in the area, and check out our 2020 legislative priorities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our legislative priorities to support young adults and students through this crisis and beyond. If you’re interested in partnering or joining our work in California or the Western Region more generally, we’d love to hear from you! Also in 2017, we are launching our inaugural Regional Advisory Board to guide the long-term planning and sustainability of the regional office. Stay tuned for more information on it.
Kristin McGuire, Western Regional Director
Young Invincibles, Western Regional Office
617 S. Olive Street, Suite #420
Los Angeles, California 90014
Phone: (213) 221-7326