Creating a Seamless Web of Services for Youth

Research Report

Creating a Seamless Web of Services for Youth

The DC Children and Youth Investment Partnership
January 29, 2002

Abstract

The DC Children and Youth Investment Partnership is designed to build a sustainable collaboration that changes the way in which youth programs are designed, managed, and implemented in Washington, D.C. This report describes the Partnership and some of the challenges it faces based on our attendance at Partnership meetings, site visits, and interviews. We find evidence of progress in a number of areas including; 1) the creation and development of the Children and Youth Interagency Action Team (CYIAT), the steering committee for the Partnership; 2) the creation and development of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (CYITC), which supports community-based organizations (CBOs) providing out-of-school-time services for youth; and 3) an expansion of the Aftercare program, which provides out-of-school-time services to DC youth through the Public School system Challenges we see, include the need for a centralized database on individual youth and a formal evaluation of the Partnership itself.

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