As we are entering into the next phase, YVPN’s Project Thrive is coming to a close. Project Thrive was a 5-year grant that focused on creating equitable, culturally responsive trauma-informed systems of care to better meet the needs of boys and young men of color, and their families, who have been impacted by violence.
Ruben Garcia, Coordinator for Project Thrive, last day with our team, was September 30th. Although he will no longer be at United Way, he plans to continue working towards system-level change, equity, and well-being for our community. Ruben was a pivotal partner in preparing for the next phase of the network and helped drive forth the need to center youth voice and youth leadership.
We were so honored to have worked with Ruben and wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.