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Are you coming to our Youth Advocacy for Action Summit?
DCAYA is hosting our Youth Advocacy for Action Summit in just one week! As we are in that lull between DC Council's Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings, we thought it would be a great opportunity to gather together. We already have about 200 people co...

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Youth Workforce Development Testimony from today's Hearing from Amy Dudas
This morning, the Council of the District of Columbia's   Committee on Labor and Workforce Development had their Performance Hearing for the Department of Employment Services and the Workforce Investment Council . Amy Dudas, one of our Policy Analysts, prov...

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The Future of Youth Workforce Development - Testimony by Amy Dudas
This morning, the Council of the District of Columbia's   Committee on Labor and Workforce Development had their Performance Hearing for the Department of Employment Services and the Workforce Investment Council . Amy Dudas, one of our Policy Analysts, prov...

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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 experienc...

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Youth Workforce Development - A Disability in the Workplace Issue
Last Thursday, we hosted our 2nd Intersectional Happy Hour, a quarterly series of events meant to provide an opportunity to dig a little deeper into how the issue areas we work in do not exist in silos. We kicked off this series in November by examining the...

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Transportation Testimony in Support of Reengaging Disconnected Youth
For this week's blog, we share testimony prepared and shared by Amy Dudas, a DCAYA Policy Analyst, for the Deputy Mayor of Education 's Performance Oversight Hearing, on February 15, 2017. This is part of our ongoing advocacy as it relates to re-engaging Di...

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For this week's blog, we share testimony prepared and shared by Amy Dudas, a DCAYA Policy Analyst, for the Deputy Mayor of Education 's Performance Oversight Hearing, on February 15, 2017. This is part of our ongoing advocacy as it relates to re-engaging Di...

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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. Youth Homelessness One main goal is to scale u...

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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. Youth Homelessness One main goal is to scale ...

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Progress Amidst Uncertainty - A recap of DCFPI's event
Yesterday, DC Fiscal Policy Institute  hosted an event, co-sponsored by a number of local organizations, including DC Alliance of Youth Advocates. The event was called, "Progress Amidst Uncertainty: Making the Most of DC's 2018 Budget". Our entire team was ...
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