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Kicking Off Youth Homelessness Awareness Month with an Inocente Screening

As you may know, November is Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. And DCAYA has partnered with the National Museum of Women in the Arts to co-present Inocente. The Academy Award-winning film Inocente is an inspiring coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old girl in California. Though homeless and undocumented, she refuses to give up on her dreams to become…

2019 Advocacy Timeline Part 1

Community Input Meetings to Prepare for the FY2019 Advocacy Season

Mark Your Calendars, because our Community Input Meetings kick off next week! They are quintessential opportunities for you to weigh in! The feedback you provide on critical youth programming will steer what we talk about during performance and budget hearings in the spring. So save the dates and register for the Issue Area specific meetings…

DCAYA Day of Giving on June 28

On Thursday, June 28, we invite you to join us and show your support for youth advocacy and youth voice. Help us keep up the momentum from a successful advocacy season over the summer, by recommitting to our young people. Recommit to being a supporter, defender, advocate, or ally throughout the year. And join us…

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Our 2018 Youth Advocacy for Action Summit is in Two Weeks!

Happy New Year! We hope you’ll join us in kicking it off, by attending our 2nd annual Youth Advocacy for Action Summit! Last year, over 230 individuals, representing 170 organizations, from all 8 wards of the city came together on March 29 and as a community we accomplished a lot. We: Reaffirmed: Our core beliefs and…

Together We Got Plenty Superpower

This week DCAYA’s office has become a satellite BeyHive, abuzz with excitement for our upcoming collaboration with #BeyGOOD— Beyoncé’s global charity campaign—and STATE Bags. On Friday, we’ll be joining our community partners to bring STATE backpacks, school supplies, and an afternoon of fun to 250 of the District’s at-risk elementary school students during a “Pep Rally for…