YFC Announces the first Director of Strategy


Youth & Family Collective Announces First Director of Strategy

The Youth & Family Collective (YFC), a leader in elevating the collaborative efforts of 40+ partners in the youth and family sector, announces the hiring of Rachel Minnick as their first Strategic Planning and Development Director. “With an eye on YFC’s long term future, we are excited to have Rachel guiding the direction and growth of YFC and working with our partners” reports Staci Anderson, CEO and President of PRO Youth and Families, and Co-Founder of YFC.

Rachel Minnick was the Executive Director at Reading Partners, Sacramento where she led the program for 5 years.  Rachel and Reading Partners have been a part of the Youth and Family Collective since its original founding partners first gathered in 2017.  “The opportunity to support YFC full time to elevate organizations serving, funding and working with youth and families is my passion and a great next step in my personal and professional journey in Sacramento. I look forward to working with the visionary leadership team and to develop new and creative ways to support youth in our communities” said Minnick.  YFC/PRO will welcome Minnick full time in mid July.  She will be based at the Fruit ridge Community Collaborative – one of the early YFC projects – which stands as an important community hub in South Sacramento.

The Youth & Family Collective (YFC), is bringing together the community, dozens of nonprofits, and partners in business and in government, to empower youth and families in Greater Sacramento to learn, earn, and thrive. YFC is connecting people to the right services at the right time, through collaborative, client-centered program delivery AND building nonprofits’ capacity by sharing operational resources, tools, and knowledge.

YFC is practicing this model at the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative (FRCC), a joint-site location housing 25 nonprofits in South Oak Park and through its STEP Up and HOPE Programs. STEP Up, a collaborative initiative of six YFC partners, is a workforce navigation program serving justice-impacted individuals.  The HOPE program, is a collective effort of four YFC partners providing relationship skills for youth.

PRO Youth and Families/Youth and Family Collective
Contact: Erin Stone, Community Development Director