News and Events

Our blog highlights news from the youth development field, advocacy updates, and YDEKC member organizations. Blog spotlights are also shared in our monthly Field Notes newsletters — sign up for our mailing list!

We Are Hiring an Interim Executive Director!

We are thrilled to announce an awesome opportunity to shape YDEKC's future! With the pending departure of our founding E.D., and guided by our Advisory Board, we are seeking a visionary and strategic thinker and leader grounded in King County’s diverse communities and the local youth [...]

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Topic: Hiring

Friends, Popsicles, and Laughter – YDEKC’s July Picnic and Reunion

On July 20th, it was so lovely to see thirty YDEKC members and friends at Jefferson Park to reconnect and have some much-needed agenda-free, in-person time together.  The last two years have been such a challenging and strange time to hold onto our networks, and create new ones, especially [...]

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Event Summary & Resources: Thriving Leaders Forum on Pay Equity

On April 22, 2022, YDEKC hosted a Thriving Leaders Forum: Reimagining Pay Equity in Youth-serving Nonprofits, the first event in our 2022 Thriving Leaders series. Our goals for the 3-hour forum were to:  Explore many of the challenges and opportunities related to Pay Equity in our sector in [...]

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