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.

Diane Ortiz CEO Youth Alliance

“The Gilroy Youth Impact Center is a significant step towards addressing the needs of our community’s youth. We are excited to collaborate and provide program space that fosters inclusivity, empowerment, and collaboration among BIPOC-led organizations. Together, we can create a vibrant and resilient community for our young people to thrive.” – Diane Ortiz, CEO of Youth Alliance

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.

Jacob Martinez - Digital NEST - Founder and CEO

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Gilroy Youth Impact Center to provide tech and workforce skills training to empower the youth in East Gilroy. By joining forces, we can create a stronger impact and bridge the opportunity gap for Latinx youth.” – Jacob Martinez, Founder and CEO of Digital NEST

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.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein

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Dianne Feinstein is a prominent American politician and a Democratic Senator from California. Born on June 22, 1933, in San Francisco, Feinstein has had a distinguished career in public service. She has served as the San Francisco Mayor and represented California in the Senate since 1992. Feinstein is known for her pragmatic and centrist approach to politics. Throughout her tenure, she has focused on various issues, including national security, gun control, and healthcare. Feinstein’s extensive experience and bipartisan outreach have made her a respected figure in the Senate, where she continues to advocate for the interests of Californians.

Senator Alex Padilla

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Alex Padilla is a prominent American politician serving as a Democratic Senator from California since 2021. Born on March 22, 1973, in Los Angeles, Padilla has dedicated his career to public service and championing progressive policies. Prior to his Senate role, he served as the Secretary of State of California, where he focused on expanding voter access and ensuring fair elections. Padilla’s commitment to social justice, immigration reform, and climate action has earned him widespread recognition. With his strong advocacy for marginalized communities and comprehensive legislative approach, Padilla continues to be a tireless voice for Californians and a force for positive change.