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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…

Youth Count DC 2018

As we head into autumn, we head into the fourth annual Homeless Youth Census (HYC), an integral part of DC’s efforts to end and prevent youth homelessness. To start off this year’s HYC, the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, is holding a Youth Count DC…

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…

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Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

As we eagerly await the data from 2017’s Youth Count DC, here’s a look at some national numbers and recommendations.

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Six Months After the Launch of Solid Foundations DC

Six months after the release of Solid Foundations DC: Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness, we’re taking a brief dive into how the plan is progressing for National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.

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A Visit to Latin American Youth Center

This week, we’re thrilled to introduce you to a new member of the DCAYA staff, Laura Romero. We’ll let her introduce herself in this post, as well as share a bit from her visit to Latin American Youth Center.

Arts Education Month: 3 Stories of 3 Ways Art Promotes Positive Youth Development

March is National Arts Education Month, and with today’s blog, we are highlighting the work of Project Create, a community-based nonprofit that promotes creative youth development through accessible arts education for children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Washington, DC.

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…