Young people don't have to join the military to learn valuable skills, find adventure, pay for college or serve others.
Volunteers at the Work-a-thon for Peace & Social Justice, an annual community service activity co-sponsored by Project YANO.
Students line up at our table to play our Leaders of Social Change history game.
As a member of the Education Not Arms Coalition, Project YANO helped draft a landmark policy that regulates recruiting in San Diego high schools.
Our display at a high school career fair.
Afghanistan war vet Juan Perez speaks to students in a classroom.
Project YANO interviewed on NPR's Latino USA radio program.
Project YANO at a high school assembly.
With Project YANO's support, students organized to remove JROTC rifle ranges from 11 San Diego schools.
High school students learning about non-military alternatives for college financial aid, job training and careers in social change.

ribbon-icon-sqWho We Serve

Project YANO primarily serves young people who are looking for job training, wish to go to college or want to make a difference in other people's lives -- but they might not see enough opportunities to pursue these goals. We also work with educators and others who advise young people, and we support youths who are using activism to change their lives, their communities and the larger world they are part of. Learn More 

Education Not Militarization - Why the Need for Project YANO

globe-icon-sqWays to Actively Help

There are many ways that you can play a role in the work that we do. Project YANO relies on military veterans, students, parents, educators and others who contribute their time giving presentations to young people, doing school outreach, raising funds, and planning actions. These activities are ways that you can help us make a difference in the lives of many young people. Learn More

info-icon-sqHow YANO is Funded

Project YANO relies on the support of individuals and community groups for 80% of its annual budget. Occasional foundation support brings in the remaining income required to fund Project YANO's community outreach, production of materials, and support for youth activism and empowerment.  Learn More

"While researching the issue of military outreach to Latino youth, I came across your website and was impressed by its content and community educational outreach.... Thank you for the work your organization does." Marisa A.

Project YANO Outreach at Chicano Park Day

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2017 Annual Chicano Park Day. Look for our booth under a RED canopy.

 

 

 

2017 Project YANO Outreach at San Diego EarthFair

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Look for our booth under a RED canopy in the southeast corner of Balboa Park (off of Presidents Way).

 

 

 

 

 

 Annual Work-A-Thon for Peace and Social Justice

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Annual work party/fundraiser. Date and location will be announced in April.

 

 

San Diego Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar

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The date of the Bazaar to be announced in October.

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Board of Trustees:

Marian Aste retired in 2015 and was an adjunct faculty member in the Bilingual Credential program at the College of Education, San Diego State University, California.

Miriam Clark is a retired teacher and probation officer.

Mirna Cruz was a student activist at Mission Bay High School who helped write the policy on recruiting adopted by San Diego City Schools. She graduated in 2016 from San Diego State University with a double major in Social Work and Spanish.

Nancy Cruz became an activist while attending Mission Bay High School and helped organize the successful campaign to remove JROTC shooting ranges from San Diego City Schools. She currently is a UAW labor organizer representing UCSD post-graduate students.

Rodrigo de la Rosa is a former Project YANO youth intern and San Diego State University graduate.

Manuel Enriquez is the first in his family to graduate from a four-year university. He attended San Diego State University where he earned bachelor’s degrees in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology, and minored in French. He is active in local social justice organizations.

Paula Hoffman-Villanueva is a retired adult education teacher who taught English language learners.

Amanda Jordan-Starks is a former "activante" (intern/activist) with School Of the Americas Watch, where she first engaged the problem of militarism. She works in community development in Southeast San Diego with a faith-based not-for-profit.

Itzel Martinez was an activist at her high school and helped win approval of a recruiting policy in San Diego Unified. She graduated from Mesa Community College, and is planning to transfer to a four-year university.

Jesus Mendez-Carbajal is a grassroots community organizer who graduated in 2016 from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a major in Chicana and Chicano Studies. Jesus is active in various local social justice organizations.

David Morales helped form the Education Not Arms Coalition as a high school junior. As a graduate student he attended the Stanford University Teacher Education Program and is now teaching high school Spanish.

Isidro Ortiz is a professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University.

Dan Paris is a Navy veteran and parent.

Juan Perez is a Marine veteran who was deployed to Africa and Afghanistan.

Emiliana Sparaco was an anti-war/counter-recruitment student activist while in high school and attending community college. She participated in Project YANO workshops throughout that time. She is currently an organizer with SEIU-USWW working alongside security officers and janitors in San Diego.

 

Program Coordinator:

Rick Jahnkow has worked for Project YANO since its early days and helped develop the concept of the organization in 1984.

Youth Intern:

Jenny Sandoval is a student at San Diego City Community College.

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There are many ways you can actively assist with our work.


If you live in our home region of San Diego County:

You can help with activities like the following -

  • Speak in classrooms and to youth groups (training provided).
  • Staff displays at school career fairs (training provided).
  • Assist with translation of literature.
  • Staff informational booths at community events.
  • Help with bulk mailings (mostly done in North County).
  • Attend monthly meetings to help plan activities.
  • Organize fundraisers, including our annual Work-a-thon for Peace & Social Justice. Or join the Peace on Earth Carolers, who raise money for us by singing holiday carols in December.
  • Monitor school board agendas and/or attend board meetings.
  • Help recruit other volunteers.

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Note to young people-

Your advice and input is greatly valued by our organization, which is why we have students on our board of trustees. For those who have school requirements for community service, you can count toward that the hours you volunteer with us. Also, we sometimes have internship openings for college students.


 


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Note to military veterans-

Your experience gives you a unique opportunity to help young people make educated decisions about joining the military. They need to hear from you the things that they won't hear from a recruiter or in armed forces ads.

 

 

To volunteer in San Diego County, please complete our online volunteer form.

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For those outside of San Diego County:
 
Contact us to find out if there are similar groups near you that you can join. If there aren't, we can give you information on starting up a project like ours in your own community.

 

YANO Projects

Project YANO works to inform youths, their parents, teachers and the general community about opportunities for a future without joining the military. Find out more about our programs and community outreach:

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Education Not Arms Coalition in San Diego. Click Here

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