Open House For New Anti-Gang Center

<p>Yakima YPAL</p>

Yakima YPAL

Dozens of people are gathering at the Yakima Police Activities League on North 4th Street for an open house.

YPAL is teaming up with People for People and the Gang Free Initiative to launch a new center devoted to helping kids stay away from gang-related activities.

The center also features services from other organizations around Yakima such as the YMCA, Comprehensive Mental Health, and the 2-1-1 Call Center.

"These are all very well established resources in the City of Yakima, and why not start with them first and foremost in launching this anti-gang effort," said GFI Coordinator Steve Magallan.

The open house runs from now until  to 8 p.m.