LA Phil Awards PYFC $25,000 Grant for Music Instruction
One of 18 organizations to receive the Partners in Music Learning funding this year.
Dia De Los Muertos Altar and Art Installation – Santa Monica Pier – 2021
A recap of our ceremony and celebration at the Santa Monica Pier, honoring our ancestors and healing communities.
The Worlds Largest Cruise: City of Angels – 2022
LA deserves the record. Help us make it happen!
‘Pico We Care’ Project Delivers Essential Items to Vulnerable Community Members
A team of PNA and PYFC volunteers has delivered 160 packages to community members since April.
We equip underserved youth and their families with the leadership and advocacy skills needed to strengthen and sustain the community in which they live.
We promote peace, unity and social justice by modeling cooperation and advancing educational and economic opportunity.
Through positive transformation, we work to instill hope in our youth by engaging them in creating solutions to our community’s problem.
The Digital Dream Pathways Campaign
The Digital Dream Pathways Campaign was launched in July 2016 to give all of Santa Monica’s youth a real opportunity to develop their creativity and compete in the 21st Century global economy. The Campaign will benefit youth ages 13 to 24 from Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and underserved communities in the Greater Westside Area by funding three existing PYFC programs: Film and Visual Media, Music Production, and Computer Coding.Learn More
Real Community Impact
Made youth violence and trauma from homicide matter in West Los Angeles
Pioneered the school to prison pipeline movement in our community
Led efforts to bring Black-Brown unity into gocus in Los Angeles
Created and implemented SMMUSD’s first ethnic studies course
In solidarity with labor moved living wage and workers rights forward
Successfully won environmental justice gains in the Pico Neighborhood
Pioneered hip hop as a driving force in youth programming and movement building
Ensured diversity on the Pico Neighborhood Association (PNA)
Provided leadership for the greatest public investment in Pico Neighborhood
A resource for Latino immigrant parents
Youth-led crosswalk campaign succeeded in expanding student safety on 7th & Pico
Transformed the city’s approach to youth development cultural events and programming
Expanding career opportunities for youth in Silicon Beach’s high tech sector
Provided free performance space for aspiring artists and young entrepreneurs