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…

Transportation Advocacy Letter for Re-engaging Youth and Adult Learners

DCAYA and our partners at the Adult and Family Literacy Coalition (DC AFLC) have drafted a letter to the City Administrator and Mayor’s Budget Director that we’d like to have as many of our members, providers working with disconnected youth, and individual supporters as possible sign on to by Wednesday, February 22nd.

If this Year was a Youth

And by this year, we mean ’17. If this year was a youth, we thought we’d paint a partial picture of what a 17 year old and their peers might be experiencing. To begin with, a 17 year old, as part of the general youth population in the District, is among 107,989 residents under the…

Black History Month Profile: Thurgood Marshall

This is a special blog by DCAYA Communications and Development Manager, JR Russ. I’m a DC native, born and raised. I went to St. Albans and sang in the Washington National Cathedral’s Boys Choir from 5th to 7th grade, 1991 to 1994. During the spring semester of my 6th grade year, Thurgood Marshall passed away…