- Policy and Advocacy
DCAYA Advocacy and Budget Talking Points
Poverty Issues in DC
Resources for learning about poverty in the United States and how it affects and children and youth in the District
- The Brookings Institute of Greater Washington
The mission of GWR at Brookings is to improve public policy in the region by identifying policy issues, presenting data and analysis of policy options, and convening leaders for focused dialogue. Brookings covers a range of topics that are of interest to DCAYA, its membership base, and its allies. These topics include:strengthening neighborhood development efforts, enhancing the quality of the District's public schools, reducing poverty, particularly by improving workforce development programs,increasing the provision of affordable housing,and transforming the provision of primary health care.
- DC Kids Count 2000-2010
A unique alliance of public and private organizations using research to support advocacy for change in human, social, and economic policies and practices of government, the private sector, individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Its mission is to advocate for the interests and well-being of children and families and to ensure their healthy development and future in the District of Columbia. An organizing goal of the Collaborative is to build a strong and serious child and family support movement in the Nation's Capital. The Collaborative releases an annual report on children and youth in DC. Accessible in PDF form above.
- The Urban Institute
The well-being of children and youth is a major concern of the Urban Institute. Their work spans from child development at the youngest ages to the needs of teenagers aging out of foster care. The Urban Institute focuses on child care, child welfare, juvenile justice, and children's health and education as issues
National Summer Learning Association
National Center on Time and Learning
Best Practices from existing programs
Urban Institue, Thursday's Child: Runaway and Homeless Youth: Prevalence, Programs and Policy http://www.urban.org/events/thursdayschild/runaway_and_homeless_youth.cfm
National Initiative to Improve Adolescent and Young Adult Health - What we know about existing programs