Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


The Epicenter is a youth led and youth-run nonprofit organization located in Salinas, California. The organization works towards empowering at risk youth in Monterey County by providing them with a one-stop resource center. The project that was implemented was an outreach event targeting the foster youth population located in Monterey County. This included inviting the foster youth to come to The Epicenter and enjoy a fun-filled evening of creating their own comfort and stability through individualized pillowcases and enjoying a nice dinner. The goal of this event was to introduce these foster youth to The Epicenter as a resource that they can use and encourage some of them become a part of the foster youth programs that The Epicenter offers.