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  1. Youth Advisory Board Coordinator

    POSITION TITLE:              YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD COORDINATOR   REPORTS TO:                     MANAGER of YAB & Art Program   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Supervise YAB executive members in the creation of meeting agendas and minutes, and disseminate these to the board each week. Develop high-quality work-based learning experiences for YAB members Work with the YAB members…

  2. Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

    Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board is a six-month leadership and advocacy program dedicated to ensuring that youth voices and experiences are heard and prioritized across the agency. The Youth Advisory Board ensures that diverse youth expertise drives agency-efforts to improve policies and service delivery. In addition to work within Larkin Street, the Board participates in…

  3. Larkin Street staff/youth recognized at CCY Taking Action Conference

    Please join us in congratulating Allie Cannington and Jayson Dowker, award winners from the California Coalition for Youth’s Taking Action Conference in Sacramento! CCY’s annual Taking Action Conference includes speakers, workshops and more, in order to build community, knowledge and connections between young people who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates from across the…

  4. Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness

    The creation of the new San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has provided ample opportunities for Larkin Street to bring youth to the forefront of the discussion on ending homelessness. This spring, Larkin Street’s Research & Evaluation team held a series of focus groups in collaboration with our Youth Advisory Board to elicit…

  5. California Coalition for Youth: Taking Action Conference 2015

    By Alex Howard, Youth Advisory Board Coordinator April 26-28, 2015  Four members of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) went above and beyond the call of duty to gather on an early Sunday morning with bags packed and anticipation high, ready to embark on a three hour journey to Sacramento for the California Coalition for Youth’s…

  6. Declaring 2015 the Year of the Homeless Youth

    By Alex Howard, Youth Advisory Board Coordinator April 20, 2015  Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) has been working closely with the San Francisco Youth Commission (SFYC) to pass a Resolution through the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors declaring 2015 the Year of Recognizing Homeless Youth in San Francisco. The city of San Francisco…

  7. Youth Highlights – Key to the City: Town Hall on Housing and Affordability

    Youth advocate for housing May 7, 2014 By Stacy Metcalf, Former Youth Advisory Board Coordinator On May 7th, Larkin Street Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members joined other youth and providers at the Key to the City: Youth Town Hall on Housing and Affordability. After visiting with the SF Youth Commission in April, YAB member Jay…

  8. Photos from Performing Arts Night – Nov. 8, 2017

    Our annual Performing Arts Night was a success! We are so proud of our young people for mustering the courage to perform in front of a crowd to create an entertaining and inspiring night for us. This year’s theme, “Passion to Overcome,” showcased their hard work, great talents and passion for arts and music. The…

  9. Thanks to our sponsors for our new all-gender bathrooms!

    We would like to extend our gratitude to our partners in designing, building and funding our Engagement and Community Center’s new all-gender bathrooms. We replaced our original bathrooms in order to create a safe and accessible space for transgender youth, who are often over-represented among young people experiencing homelessness. The stalls and sinks are also…

  10. The real experts on young peoples’ needs

    Our staff members, while extremely knowledgeable and well-trained, are not the experts on the lives and needs of young people. Young people themselves are the experts. Our Youth Advisory Board is one way we bring young people’s voices directly into the decisions that affect them here at Larkin Street. As a leadership and advocacy program,…