We are excited and grateful to announce that Senator Alex Padilla and Senator Dianne Feinstein have requested funding for the Gilroy Youth Impact Center in the FY24 Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education appropriations. Their support demonstrates a strong commitment to our community and the well-being of our youth. This funding request represents a significant milestone in the realization of our vision for the center, and we are incredibly thankful for their recognition and support.
The Impact on the Community:
The proposed Gilroy Youth Impact Center is immensely important for our community. It will serve as a hub dedicated to empowering young people and families in East Gilroy. Given the generational impact of underinvestment in this region, the center aims to address this disparity by providing a physical space for youth to gather, access resources, and participate in programs that foster leadership, career development, and empowerment.
Partnerships and Collaboration:
Digital NEST and Youth Alliance have joined forces to bring this dream to life. Digital NEST, known for creating sustainable technology learning centers for Latinx youth, and Youth Alliance, dedicated to empowering young individuals and families, have leveraged their strengths and networks to secure the necessary resources and support. By pooling their expertise and resources, our organizations have demonstrated the power of collaboration and collective impact in creating positive change.
Empowering Youth and Fostering Leadership:
The Center’s comprehensive programs and supportive environment will enable youth to develop their voices, leadership skills, and community engagement skills. By empowering young individuals to champion issues they find important, the Center aims to create a generation of proactive change-makers. We recognize that investing in the potential of the youth is essential for a brighter future, not just for the individuals themselves but for the entire community.
FY24 Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations:
The FY24 Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education appropriations play a vital role in supporting initiatives like the Gilroy Youth Impact Center. These appropriations represent government funding allocated to programs and services that promote labor, health, human services, and education. In the context of the Center, these appropriations will provide the necessary financial support to ensure its successful operation and continued growth.