- Area(s) of Focus: Community Health & Civic Life, Economy, Education
- Key Indicator(s): Group Membership (% of adults 18 and over involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups), Youth Not in School and Not Working (% ages 16 to 24), Unemployment Rate (%), Poverty (% of population below poverty line), Income Inequality (Ratio of household income at the 80th percentile to that at the 20th percentile), Preschool (% ages 3 and 4 in school), On-Time High School Graduation (% of freshmen who graduate in four years)
- State(s): District of Columbia
The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) is a coalition of youth-engaged organizations, youth and concerned residents formed to ensure that all children and youth in the District of Columbia have access to high-quality and affordable developmental opportunities. We accomplish this mission by crafting policy recommendations, providing structured advocacy opportunities for our members and allies, networking and empowering youth.