We endeavor to make major strides in realizing every youth as a valued member of the community. Through advocacy and awareness campaigns, major investments have been made toward this goal.

Recent Success Stories

Since 2012, we have led advocacy and awareness campaigns resulting in the cumulative accomplishments over the years.

$40,000,000 investment in safe shelter for 300 families and 1000 children.

25,000 after school and summer program slots sustained and protected.

$70,000,000 to provide subsidized bus and rail access for DC students.

$78,000,000 in workforce development opportunities and entry points.


While we are very proud of the work we’ve done, it is only because of the feedback we receive from the hundreds of organizations we work with! So don’t take our word for it. Check out a few testimonials below from member organizations. Contact us to share your testimonial today.

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“By effectively mobilizing youth-serving organizations, DCAYA creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

– Higher Achievement DC Metro

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“The trainings opened my eyes to so many things, particularly universal design. I’m now working to ensure our curriculum is accessible for all students.”

– Youth Workforce Leaders Academy Graduate from Urban Alliance