Local youth work to reduce underage drinking in Monterey County by exposing the truth about alcohol use.Salinas, CA Young people with Monterey County Friday Night Live (FNL) Prevention Youth Council (PYC) areworking on a year-long social norms campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of underage drinking by promotinga positive narrative around not using alcohol […]
Thanks to our support staff member Hailey, we’ve established our YouTube channel, and our first uploads are these ads for the importance of completing census forms in the community of Soledad. Check them out below!
The Our Gente program is proud to announce a great accomplishment! As shelter-in-place has effectively taken out a considerable portion of the work The Epicenter does in the community, we’ve had to go back to the drawing board to figure out innovative ways to engage with people in our community. Our Gente hosts several trainings […]
The Epicenter will be closed for the remainder of the shelter in place, but some of our services will be offered virtually. Stay tuned as we develop services and ways to connect via phone and online. In order to minimize the risk of catching COVID-19, please wash your hands (20 seconds), cover your cough, and […]
We would like to formally introduce you to the newest addition to our team at The Epicenter, Jacob Agamao! Jacob will now serve as the LGBTQ+ Services Coordinator and run the Our Gente program. If anyone has any questions or inquiries about the LGBTQ+ services or program, please feel free to contact them at email@example.com. […]
Our Gente’s Hike Day – July 21st, 2018 Thank you all for joining us at Our Gente’s Hike Day! We enjoyed exploring the beautiful Point Lobos Reserve with all of your beautiful faces! We hope to see you all at our next hike soon!
Adventure Teens was a 3-day outdoor experience in collaboration with Big Sur Land Trust where 15 young people including foster youth came together to camp out in an exclusive Big Sur Land Trust property. The Big Sur Land Trust Summer Camp went from July 12th-14th. We had an amazing experience at the Big Sur Land Trust Camp this summer! A […]
The Epicenter had the amazing opportunity to co-host an exciting, stellar and interactive Summer Scholars camp with CSUMB’s Guardian Scholars program and Monterey County Office of Education. In June, a group of 13 foster students between the ages of 14-18 were given the real college experience. They lived in the dorms on CSUMB’s campus for a week. […]
CYC is doing big things in 2017! Our local issue as of right now is scheduling a meeting with Deputy Director of Family and children’s services, Lori Medina, to discuss how trainings are being done in Monterey County. The CYC members plan on using the skills we obtained at DAC along with knowledge of […]
The Epicenter’s first Outdoor Summer Camp was a total success! We recently partnered with The Big Sur Land Trust to bring Adventure Teens to the youth of Monterey County. 15 youth had the opportunity to sleep under the stars, hike in the wilderness, make music with a master percussionists, all while finding their voices through music, writing, […]