Young Women's Freedom Center
For 28 years, YWFC has provided support, mentorship, training, employment, and advocacy to young women and trans youth of all genders in California who have grown up in poverty, experienced the juvenile legal and foster care systems, have had to survive living and working on the streets, and who have experienced significant violence in their lives.
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- LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge
Young Mothers United is a 12-week, youth-led advocacy project that meets weekly to support and build the self-determination and leadership of systems-impacted pregnant and parenting young people, including providing parenting classes, skills development, and an advocacy component to engage young mothers and community members in organizing to change policy on a local, state and national level. YMU participants also meet on a weekly basis with a Self-Determination Coach to create actionable goals for their personal and professional development.
- LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
For almost 30 years, Young Women’s Freedom Center has created a leadership pipeline by and for system-impacted young women and trans youth of all genders to grow their professional and organizing skills in order to transform their lives and communities. Funding from LA50 will allow us to launch Transform Your Hustle, a 12-week job training and life coaching program to meet system-impacted young people where they are at and build the skills for economic empowerment in their lives.