Local Youth Lead the Charge to Reduce Underage Drinking Monterey County – This year, young people in Monterey County Friday Night Live (FNL) will launch a campaign to tackle underage drinking in Monterey County. Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, engaging youth as active leaders and resources in their communities […]
The Epicenter & Monterey County Gives!
The Epicenter is currently fundraising for our programming via the Monterey County Gives program! If you are interested in donating to The Epicenter through the end of the year, please consider donating through MCGives. You can reach The Epicenter’s donation page below!
Monterey County Friday Night Live PSAs!
Through the Pandemic, Young People Mobilize to Make a Difference (Friday Night Live)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2022Monterey County Friday Night LiveLesa Rubalcavalesa@epicentermonterey.org831-800-3066 Through the Pandemic, Young People Mobilize to Make a Difference Young people in the Monterey County Friday Night Live (FNL) are a blazing force of positive change in Monterey County. Friday Night Live, a California program started in 1984, is a youth development program […]
Monterey County Friday Night Live Youth Flip the Script on Underage Drinking
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 […]
Census 2020 Soledad & Official YouTube channel
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!
Our first virtual training!
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 […]
Important COVID-19 Update
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 […]
New LGBTQ+ Services Coordinator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
Our Gente’s Hike Day
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 2018
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 […]
Summer Scholars 2017
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. […]