Can a single organization benefit all children and youth in the District, from cradle to career? Indeed. The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates works in concert with young people, government agencies, elected officials, and local youth-serving organizations to harness their collective power and tackle the biggest problems affecting our children today. Through research, policy development, and advocacy, DCAYA addresses system-level failures in areas like education, housing instability, and youth unemployment. Its 130 member organizations share cutting-edge research into what is working in the youth development sector and what is not. DCAYA combines this information with its own research and data collection. The next step? Using the evidence to raise awareness, craft policy, increase public funding for youth causes, and influence key decision-makers – a high level strategy that affects thousands of children’s lives. DCAYA also provides networking opportunities for members to share challenges and best practices, uniting our city’s leaders and strengthening their programs. Support this alliance, and you help our children today … and for generations to come.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All

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Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for DC Alliance of Youth Advocates is: Less than $500k

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