Exciting Changes at DCAYA

DCAYA and its Board of Directors is writing to announce that, effective September 30, 2019, DCAYA President & CEO Maggie Riden is leaving to join her fiancé in TN, where she’ll be exploring new opportunities to apply her advocacy skills at the national level. Over her 9 years at the helm, Maggie has built DCAYA into a trusted…

DCAYA Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

DCAYA Named ‘One of The Best’

Youth-Led Mayoral Forum with This Year’s Candidate

Youth-Led Mayoral Forum with This Year’s Candidates A candid conversation driven by our young people [WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2018] Critical Exposure, Mikva Challenge DC and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates have collaborated in supporting a group of District Youth to coordinate a Youth-Led Mayoral Forum. The Youth Mayoral Leadership Team is led by Youth…

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Chronic Absenteeism and Disengagement are NOT Solely Education Issues

The results of the WAMU investigation into Ballou High School are gut-wrenching. Graduating dozens of high school students regardless of whether they were adequately prepared for graduation is setting up DC’s young people for failure.

Holding Orlando in our hearts

This week, our hearts have been heavy as news continues to break with details about the tragedy that happened in Orlando over the weekend. 12 of the lives taken were 24 years old and younger, the age of many youth our member organizations work with: Stanley Almodovar III, 23 Jonathan Camuy, 24 Omar Capo, 20…