1997 – Youth Centers of America was founded with a mission to provide opportunities to our youth. YCA's focus was to enrich the lives of the youth in the rural communities.
July 2005 – YCA became an official 501(c)3 Non-profit organization and opened its doors at 580 Tulare St.
June 2007 – YCA began focusing its efforts on all community members. Understanding that a healthy community and home will benefit all of our youth.
September 2012 - Working in partnership with the city, YCA opened the doors to the Youth Recreation Center at 745 Tulare St. This has allowed YCA to offer a variety of programs with the use of this facility.
August 2013 - In Parntership with Parlier Unified School District, YCA established two of its most successful programs, Parent University and Physical and Wellness.
February 2015 - YCA purchased property on the West side of Parlier to expand its services to the community.
September 2017 - YCA transitioned to our new office located at 13700 E. Parlier Ave.
To enrich the skills, prospects and spirit of Fresno County area youth and adults in partnership with families and communities.
Youth Center of America is a place that engenders strength, safety and beauty where every young person is looked out for, nurtured and challenged. Youth, adults, families and communities come together to turn back the tides of poverty and violence, embracing hope, compassion and the reality of a better world.
It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.