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Presidents Youth Council


Background

Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and CEO of The California Endowment, formed a President’s Youth Council as a platform for building on and increasing youth leadership opportunities with in The California Endowment efforts.

 It is important to officially recognize the voice, creativity, and passion of young people who share a vision of a healthier and more opportunity-laden California. In capturing the vision for youth empowerment, Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and CEO of The California Endowment, formed a President’s Youth Council, as a platform for building on and increasing youth leadership opportunities with in The California Endowment efforts. These efforts support and strengthen youth engagement youth leadership youth advocacy and youth/adult partnerships.

 Purpose

The PYC is a committee that provides guidance and feedback about youth leadership efforts and youth engagement to the President of The California Endowment.

 The council will advise and share with the President their input on the Building Healthy Communities Initiative, and other initiatives as well. PYC members will be able to further their skills and development as well as have access to networking and mentoring opportunities.

Keep up with PYC on facebook https://www.facebook.com/TCEPYC

Members

Youth:

Alicia De Leon Mendoza, Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands

Ajay Lawson, South Sacramento

Sompong Viengvilai, Richmond

Olondis Walker, East Oakland

Maria Ambriz, East Salinas

Maricela Hernandez, Fresno

Nile Haynes-Irby, South Los Angeles

Jeannette Reynaga, Boyle Heights

Jessica Pompa, Eastern Coachella Valley

Tony Aguilar, Eastern Coachella Valley

 Adult Allies:

Nahid Ebrahimi, Richmond

Nicole Lee, East Oakland