About the Trust
The Trust and Its Vision
The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation is the primary resource for developing partnerships that expand and improve services and opportunities for children and youth in the District of Columbia, especially during their time out of school. The partnerships include public schools, city agencies, and employers, including non-profit providers. Since its inception in 1999, the Trust has provided grants, technical assistance, youth worker training, capacity building, learning opportunities, convenings, and policy support in the District.
- To increase resources and invest in the people, programs and systems that serve children, youth and their families in the District of Columbia.
- To support the development of strategic alliances to strengthen the quality, quantity and accessibility of services and opportunities that foster the healthy development of children and youth.
- To create an evaluation framework designed to measure the effectiveness of individual programs and youth-serving agencies throughout the District of Columbia.
Our vision is that each child and every youth in the District of Columbia have the opportunity to make positive choices that let them develop and grow into healthy, caring and productive adults.