We hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Because of your support last year our coalition was able to make real structural change in Los Angeles for countless youth and young adults in our county. In addition to the structural change objectives accomplished we helped to advocate and support legislative change (AB329 California Healthy Youth Act), provided capacity building assistance to providers looking to increase their youth adult partnership skills, as well as connected with local and national stakeholders interested in reducing HIV in youth and young adults. It truly was a great year.
At our December retreat we got a chance to celebrate 10 amazing individuals who make up our C2PLA 2015 Key Actors and we practiced shared leadership and elected two amazing new co-chairs (Joaquin Gutierrez and Thomas Davis) who are set to lead us during this transition year.
Lastly we worked together to revise our vision and mission statements to better reflect the changing dynamic of our coalition.
Please take a moment to view our new vision and mission statements on our About Us page. . This new vision and mission was developed to act as a working tool to guide us as we seek alternative funding for the work of the coalition. As is standard practice we will revisit it annually to ensure it still aligns with our current work and values. Additionally it’s important to mention it was created with folks present during the retreat and a small subset of individuals including our new co-chairs who were tasked with incorporating several different viewpoints. We will discuss this briefly at our first working group meeting of the year Friday, February 26th.