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DC Action for Children and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates Have Merged!

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It is our pleasure to announce the merger between DC Action for Children and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates. Under the leadership of Kimberly Perry, Executive Director, the unified organization is fully operational and working towards a cohesive strategic plan for the future. We are fortunate to have the support of DCAYA’s Maggie Riden as a consultant during our transition.

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The Impact

As a result of recent advocacy and awareness campaigns, we’ve made major investments in our issue areas.

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Who We Are

DCAYA has over 120 members, who all share our vision for a District committed to all of its citizens.

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Parents, providers, and other youth advocates can connect with us through events and volunteering.

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We promote a citywide strategy to youth development that is data and outcome driven in these issue areas.

DC Action for Children and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates have merged.
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Keep up with news and updates from DCAYA staff and occasional guest bloggers, with a new post every Wednesday.

BIG NEWS: DCAYA and DC Action for Children have merged!

It is our pleasure to announce the merger between DC Action for Children and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates. Under the leadership of Kimberly Perry, Executive Director, the unified organization is fully operational and working towards a cohesive strategic plan for the future. We are fortunate to have the support of DCAYA’s Maggie Riden as a consultant during…

May 27, 2020

DCAYA Statement: COVID-19 and Homeless Youth Services

**Note: This is the first in a series of public statements and letters we’ll be creating related to COVID-19 in the coming few weeks. The next will focus more broadly on the ways in which government and philanthropy can support /sustain youth development programming in light of COVID-19. Our third (we anticipate) will focus on…

March 24, 2020

Announcing: Exciting Changes at DCAYA

DCAYA’s staff and board have spent the last 7 months listening, talking and thinking about the next phase of organizational development for DCAYA.  Throughout these discussions we’ve consistently heard about the importance of our mission. That a diverse and engaged coalition of youth advocates is vital to elevating the policies, practices, and funding needed to give…

March 2, 2020