YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CHANGE NETWORK
The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (the Trust) inspires underserved youth in our nation’s capital to use their talents to lead productive, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Since 1999, the Trust has served as a local leader, providing program funding, youth workforce training, technical assistance, learning opportunities, and policy support across DC By developing strategic partnerships that expand and improve youth services and opportunities – especially during out-of-school time – the Trust has emerged as the leading voice for youth development in the District, influencing more than 100,000 students across many disciplines.
This past May, the Trust partnered with Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and held the region’s first Young Men and Young Women College and Career Conference. Over 300 DC youth attended, where they learned about the college application process and gained valuable workforce training.
The Trust has been a dedicated Raise DC partner since the early stages of our formation. The Trust’s influence and involvement has been a tremendous asset to the Youth Employment Change Network. The Trust wishes to continue to function as a thought partner with Raise DC, and help the YECN create action plans for the needs discussed at monthly roundtable discussions.