This Year We are Thankful for…

…you! This holiday season, we’re thankful for all of your support. We’re also thankful for our youth. However when it comes to youth voice and making space for young people to not only be heard, but for their stories and experiences to directly inform policy, we know that there always more work to be done….

Lights on Afterschool logo over city skyline

Happy Afterschool Awareness Month

As you may know, October is Afterschool Awareness Month. And we thought we’d highlight Lights on Afterschool, an Afterschool Alliance project that has been that has been celebrated annually since 2000, to highlight the importance of and need for afterschool programs. In America today, 11.3 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs…

DCAYA’s Advocacy Agenda for 2017

This week, we wanted to share our advocacy agenda, going into this year’s Performance Oversight and Budget hearings. We’ve broken down our short term goals for the next year or so by our four main issue areas.

New Year, New Resolutions

A belated Happy New Year!! Before we kick into high gear for advocacy season, we thought we’d share one final note of levity we hope you’ll keep in mind this year. Okay, so some of these may be more recommitments than resolutions. Either way, here are our resolutions of things to do (or simply do…