Policy Analyst Anne Abbott and Member Orgs Urban Alliance and LAYC Quoted By Washington Post

September 08, 2011- DCAYA Policy Analyst for Youth Workforce Development Anne Abbott and DCAYA Member Organizations The Urban Alliance and the Latin American Youth Center were quoted in an article by DC Wire/Post Local Writer Mike Debonis about the current situation with the DOES Year Round Youth Employment Contracts. Read the full story here.

Post Writer Quotes Oversight Testimony of People Animals Love and Sitar Arts Center

Post Local reporter Issac Arnsdorf quoted the testimony of two DCAYA member organizations at the 2011 SYEP Performance Oversight Roundtable held on August 10 by the Committee on Housing and Workforce Development. DCAYA organized a panel of members for the roundtable which included Trisha Taylor from Sitar, Rene Wallis from People Animals Love, Morissa Hargrove from Beacon House,and Gregory Henderson from Kid Power DC in addition to DCAYA staff.

The full article from the Washington Post Local edition is available here.

June 2011 Washington Post Local Article on Youth Left Out of SYEP This Summer

The June 16th, 2011 edition of the Washington Post Local Edition featured an article by Post writer Isaac Arnsdorf entitled "Cuts Leave Jobless Woung Washingtonians Searching for Summer Options" which quoted DCAYA Executive Director Ram Uppuluri, as well as, a DCAYA member organizations Latin American Youth Center and Urban Alliance.

WPFW's "DC Politics Hour" Dedicates June 02, 2011 to Issue of Summer Programming for Youth

DC Politics Hour hosts Eugene Dewitt-Kinlow and Chuck Thies dedicated their June 02 program to a discussion about the divestment in DC youth this summer with special guests Mary Levy (DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer), Ram Uppuluri (Executive Director, DCAYA) and staff from the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative. The archived version of the broadcast is available here.

May 2011 WAMU News Articles by Kavitha Cardoza Feature DCAYA

Two articles from WAMU News reporter Kavitha Cardoza featured input from DCAYA's Executive Director on the subject of a severe lack of positive opportunities for youth in the summer of 2011. Access the May 26, 2011 article and newscast here and the May 31, 2011 article here.

DCAYA Executive Director Featured in Washington Informer Article on Truancy

The May 13, 2011 edition of The Washington Informer included an article on the problems associated with truancy in Washington, DC in which DCAYA Executive Director was quoted on the issue. Click here for the pdf of the Informer's full edition and turn to page 16 for the article.

DCAYA's Homeless and Unstably Housed Youth Study Featured By NAE

Our friends over at the National Alliance to End Homelessness were nice enough to include a shout out to our ongoing study of homeless and unstably housed youth in DC! Special thanks to Catherine An for a great blog post!

More information on the study is available below:

DCAYA Senior Policy Analyst Maggie Riden Publishes WaPo Op-Ed on CYITC

DCAYA's own Senior Policy Analyst Maggie Riden had a Letter to the Editor featured in the August 15th edition of the Washington Post! You can find Maggie's Op-Ed on how city leaders can help to de-politicize the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (CYITC)  here.


DCAYA Releases STEP Up Report on Why Students Drop Out