ERIC Number: ED462498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-29
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Seamless Web of Services for Youth: The DC Children and Youth Investment Partnership.
Keegan, Sinead; Chaplin, Duncan
This report describes the DC Children and Youth Investment Partnership, which helps improve outcomes for DC youth by building a sustainable partnership to increase the quality and quantity of youth services. Data from interviews with key actors, attendance at Partnership meetings, and site visits with affiliated initiatives show progress in several areas identified in the Partnership's early plans. Three main achievements were development of the Children and Youth Investment Interagency Action Team (the Partnership's steering committee); development of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (which promotes the work of community-based organizations providing out-of-school-time services for youth); and expansion of the aftercare program (which provides the most out-of-school-time services to DC youths through the DC public school system). The report describes each achievement, then discusses funding constraints and future plans (e.g., assisting with the reform of particularly low-performing public schools and developing more sustainable funding sources). The paper notes the need for a centralized database on individual youth and a formal evaluation of the Partnership. Five appendices present Partnership structure, trust grantees, the Youth Investment Model, Trust Corporation-supported programs, and Partnership involvement. (Contains 12 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Childhood Needs, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Poverty, Public Policy, Public Schools, Youth Programs
Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-833-7200; Fax: 202-728-0232. For full text: http://www.urban.org/pdfs/410410_DC-CYIP.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DC Agenda, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia