Archive for January, 2012
This year HHYP participated in the California Coalition for Youth’s Board & Executive Lobby Day on Monday, January 23rd. The purpose of the trip was to educate legislators and other policymakers about California’s transition-age youth population and the challenges they face in today’s socioeconomic environment. Heather Carmichael, Sylvia La Malfa, and Arlene Schneir met directly with Assemblyman Michael Feuer and Senator Curren Price, Jr, and met with aides from Assemblyman Steven Bradford’s office, Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo’s office, and Senator Kevin DeLeon’s office. The HHYP delegation took this opportunity to educate these leaders about the HHYP and homeless youth in Hollywood and to distribute copies of the “No Way Home”report. We also invited our representatives to come visit our agencies when they are in their districts.