Join Today for a Better Tomorrow

As we gear up for the start of advocacy season this fall (yes, it’s just around the corner), we’re asking you to show your support for sustained youth voice on the issues that matter to them, by becoming a dues paying member. This year, we have 3 extra compelling reasons why you should join or…

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Dear Friends, Earlier this year I made the exciting decision to begin my transition from DCAYA. It has been an incredible 9 years. We’ve accomplished things I could not have imagined at the start of this journey. We accomplished them because we were clear in our values and beliefs. Because hundreds of people from all…

Our New Year’s Resolutions

On this New Year’s Eve, as most of us put together our dreams, wishes, and hopes for 2019, we wanted to share ours with you. Over the last few weeks we shared stories from our staff and board to show you why we do the work we do at DCAYA. (Access them here at our…

Empower Youth to See Real Change

  In our third round of staff spotlights, we continue highlighting why we do the work we do here at DCAYA. Amy, our Director of Youth Re-engagement and Workforce Initiatives, shares how being empowered as a young person drives her commitment to youth advocacy today. My drive as a youth advocate originates from an upbringing I refuse to take…

I Am Tired Of Polite, Passive Conversation.

In the second of our staff spotlights highlighting why we do the work we do at DCAYA, Ramina, our Director of Housing Stability & Youth Initiatives, discusses her vision of a community that empowers all its children and youth.    Code-switching, generally, is the act of alternating between different languages or dialects in a conversation…