Angelica M. Solis

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Director of Community Development, Youth Policy Institute

Los Angeles, California

Angelica M. Solis is the director of community development for Youth Policy Institute (YPI). The Community Development Department houses signature initiatives such as Choice Neighborhood, the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program and YPI’s Asset Building initiative. Solis will work to align and coordinate the signature initiatives under her department with the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood and Promise Zone Initiatives to address education, housing and public safety issues comprehensively.

Solis is a National Fellow of the “Lead the Way Leadership Initiative for Emerging Women of Color Executive Directors” at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Solis is the recipient of a Community Advocate Award from the City of Los Angeles and was named an “Heroe de la Communidad” (Community Hero) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013.

Previous to joining YPI, Solis was the executive director of the Alliance for a Better Community.

Having grown up in an immigrant working class family in the Los Angeles area and attended local public schools, Solis is deeply committed to Los Angeles, its families and the idea that everyone should be allowed to pursue the American dream. Solis earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s of public policy from the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development.

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