The mission of the Children and Youth Investment Collaborative is to provide funds to the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (CYITC), a not-for-profit organization that disburses grants to community-based providers, with the purpose of creating a seamless approach to the development of policy, planning, and services for children, youth, and their families.
The Children and Youth Investment Collaborative, administered by CYITC, was established in 1999 as part of the District’s FY 2000 budget. The CYITC was created as a public/private partnership to receive and leverage funding designated under the Children and Youth Initiative Establishment Act of 1999. Its board of directors, made up of seven members appointed by the Mayor and District Council and four advisory members from the District government, governs the corporation. The CYITC does not provide direct services to families; however, it grants funds and provides technical assistance to nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to families and thereby increases the quality and availability of services in areas of greatest need.
The CYITC plans to fulfill its mission by increasing the effectiveness of children and youth programs and working to ensure high quality programs and services for every child in the District.