This gathering convened by California Community Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Southern California Grantmakers, & Youth Philanthropy Connect, was designed to develop, enhance, and catalyze youth & next gen philanthropy in our region and among participants. Attendees ranged greatly in experience, from those already deeply engaged in grantmaking to those just looking to get started! YPC was excited to provide this event for participants to connect, share experiences, and learn together! 
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Jessica Cornejo

Jessica “Coach Jess” Cornejo became a member of the Playworks Nation in December 2015. As an AmeriCorps program coordinator, she was selected to bring Playworks culture to a brand new partnership at Washington Elementary in Santa Ana, CA. Through the magnitude of love and passion she invested in her students and community, Jessica cultivated a strong and healthy school partnership in a six month time frame. Her dedication, resilience, and leadership—both on and off the playground—resulted in her promotion to site coordinator in June 2016. Jessica looks forward to awakening and empowering more children and adults through the indisputable power of play. When she is not rocking her Playworks blue, Jessica enjoys eating conchas, playing with her puppy, writing and performing poetry, and spending time with her beautiful family.