Big 2018 Budget Wins for DC Youth Part Two

To highlight the fruits of your labor throughout the FY19 budget season, read on for more about the Council’s budget decisions impacting two of our four issue areas: Disconnected Youth: $2 Million to Continue the Adult Learners’ Transportation Subsidy Continuation of the Adult Learner’s Transportation Subsidy: Building off of last year’s successful transportation advocacy that…

Big 2018 Budget Wins for DC Youth Part One

To highlight the fruits of your labor throughout the FY19 budget season, read on for more about the Council’s budget decisions impacting two of our four issue areas: Expanded Learning and Youth Workforce Development. Expanded Learning: $20.25 Million to OST Office of Youth Outcomes (Deputy Mayor for Education): This year, significant progress has been made…

Approaching the Budget Advocacy Finish Line

It’s May. Budget Hearings are over. And Advocacy Season is almost over If you’ve been keeping up with our emails, this will be old news for you. But if you haven’t, make sure to read this entire blog post. This week, we are in the middle of Committee Mark-ups and Reporting on Agency Budgets for…

Amy Dudas Department of Transportation Budget Testimony

Good morning, Chairperson Cheh, councilmembers and committee staff and thank you for the opportunity to provide input as you consider the FY19 budget priorities of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). My name is Amy Dudas and I am testifying in my capacity as Director of ReEngagment and Workforce Initiatives with the DC Alliance of…

Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings Set by Council

The DC Council has released draft schedules for the coming months’ performance oversight and budget hearings. Below we have noted the hearing dates and times that will be of interest to our members and the youth advocacy community, along with contact information for testifying. You can find our resources for advocacy season and advice for writing…

The FY2018 Budget Sells Our Youth Short

As you may have heard the Mayor’s proposed FY18 budget, DC Values in Action, was released Tuesday. While we’ve only done an initial analysis a few things stood out. First, we’re thrilled to see that the proposed budget comes close to maintaining recommended TANF benefits for the over 10,000 children who were at risk of…

Progress Amidst Uncertainty – A recap of DCFPI’s event

Yesterday, DC Fiscal Policy Institute hosted an event, co-sponsored by a number of local organizations, including DC Alliance of Youth Advocates. The event was called, “Progress Amidst Uncertainty: Making the Most of DC’s 2018 Budget”. Our entire team was in attendance, at the True Reformer Building.

Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings Set by Council

The DC Council has approved the schedule for the coming months’ performance oversight and budget hearings. Below we have noted the hearing dates and times that will be of interest to our members and the youth advocacy community, along with contact information for testifying. You can find our resources for advocacy season and advice for writing…

Resources for Advocacy Season

It’s that time of year again, when the Wilson Building becomes abuzz with councilmembers and advocates meeting over issue areas, testifying at hearings, and deliberating on budget priorities. The DC Budget Season is particularly exciting though, because this is a time when community members can provide valuable input into how your city spends your tax dollars. At the same time, these…