Trust’s 15th Anniversary

This year, the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (the Trust) is celebrating 15 years of serving youth and families in the District of Columbia.

The Trust’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

will be held on October 30, 2014, which will be the launching pad for the next chapter in the Trust’s history, as we continue to serve and protect our children and youth and help them to achieve their greatest aspirations. With your help, we can continue to deliver real opportunities and measurable outcomes that will enable a positive future with unlimited possibility for every D.C. youth.  Get your tickets today and join us on October 30!

Since 1999, the Trust has impacted children throughout some of the most underserved communities across our city. Despite today’s challenging economic environment, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure that all young people residing in the nation’s capital have a clear opportunity to discover their talents, make positive choices, pursue their dreams and develop into healthy, caring and productive adults. While our organization approaches its 15th anniversary, we will reflect on our past accomplishments in helping provide quality lives and opportunities for children in our community. This service milestone also marks a critical time in our history, where in order to move forward, we must leverage our past successes and develop new platforms to increase our impact, sustainability and overall growth. Rest assured, we remain diligent to the same guiding principles and goals with which the Trust was born.

Since 1999, the Trust has impacted children throughout some of the most underserved communities across our city. Despite today’s challenging economic environment, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure that all young people residing in the nation’s capital have a clear opportunity to discover their talents, make positive choices, pursue their dreams and develop into healthy, caring and productive adults.

While our organization approaches its 15th anniversary, we will reflect on our past accomplishments in helping provide quality lives and opportunities for children in our community. This service milestone also marks a critical time in our history, where in order to move forward, we must leverage our past successes and develop new platforms to increase our impact, sustainability and overall growth. Rest assured, we remain diligent to the same guiding principles and goals with which the Trust was born.

Anniversary Events

Beginning in May, the Trust will host and/or sponsor five signature events to raise awareness among stakeholders, youth advocates and the public at large of each Goal Area. You can learn more about each goal area at the District of Columbia One City Youth Goals page, or by clicking the links below.

  • May, Educational Achievement
  • June, Safety and Structure
  • July, Healthy Lifestyles
  • August, Strengthening Families
  • September, Workforce Development

Anniversary Kickoff: Academic Achievement

The series of events will kick off on May 28, 2014 with A Breakfast and Briefing on Black Male Achievement, unveiling our first Focus Point report, Building Bridges: Connecting Out of School Time to Classroom Success. The event will be held at the National Press Club and will feature the research findings of noted educator and sociologist, Dr. Ivory Toldson, followed by a panel discussion moderated by award-winning Washington Post columnist and community advocate, Courtland Milloy.