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Our Mission

Leadership

We equip underserved youth and their families with the leadership and advocacy skills needed to strengthen and sustain the community in which they live.

Education

We promote peace, unity and social justice by modeling cooperation and advancing educational and economic opportunity.

Community

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.

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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

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