Unfamiliar with our issue areas or maybe it’s just been a little while? This is your first stop to catching up on our most recent assessments of Youth Homelessness, Expanded Learning, Youth Workforce Development, & Disconnected Youth.

Have general questions on an issue or specific ones about the briefs below? You can find contact information for the appropriate staff member below as well.

Youth Homelessness

Homelessness among youth in the District represents a varied group of young people struggling to secure basic needs while also trying to acquire the skills necessary to make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Read this short issue brief to understand the challenges of youth homelessness in the District of Columbia.

Download Youth Homelessness Issue Brief

Have questions about Youth Homelessness? Email Ramina Davidson, our Director of Housing Stability & Youth Initiatives.

Expanded Learning

Expanded Learning is based on the concept that high-quality programming via school-community partnerships can offer a variety of engaging learning activities that build upon the work done during the school day, resulting in greater student achievement and behavioral/ health outcomes.

Download Expanded Learning Issue Brief

Have questions about Expanded Learning? Email Ramina Davidson, our Director of Housing Stability & Youth Initiatives.

Youth Workforce Development

Jobs that pay a livable wage in the 21st century economy require workers to have educational credentials, a mix of hard and soft skills and often some form of work experience. Unfortunately, traditional indicators of future labor market success demonstrate that the District’s young people face a steep uphill battle when it comes to achieving this goal.

Download Youth Workforce Development Issue Brief

Have questions about Youth Workforce Development? Email Amy Dudas, our Director of Re-engagement & Workforce Initiatives.

Disconnected Youth

With nearly 12,000 youth in the District currently disengaged from school and work, the city is experiencing a disconnected youth crisis. These youth must be reconnected to supports and programs that lead them back onto the path of a successful adulthood.

Download Disconnected Youth Issue Brief

Download Re-Engagement Center Brief

Download Transportation Brief

Have questions about Disconnected Youth? Email Amy Dudas, our Director of Re-engagement & Workforce Initiatives.