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!

Announcing YDEKC’s Thriving Leaders of Color Fund Grantees!

by Anne Arias Our community’s response to the Request for Proposals for YDEKC’s Thriving Leaders of Color Fund illustrates the value of, and critical need for, intentional activities that support people of color in the youth development field. We received 39 applications, with a total of [...]

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Join us for Youth Development Advocacy Week!

by Rene Murry The 2022 Legislative Session for Washington State began on January 10! It is a short session this year (sixty days) that happens every other year in Washington unless the sessions are extended for special projects.  YDEKC has been engaged in our state legislative work with [...]

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Highlights from YDEKC’s “Generating a Generation of Change”

by Na’Quel Walker   Generating a Generation of Change, the last event in our Thriving Leaders series and co-designed with our youth design team, called on leaders in the youth development field to be in community with young people, to hear their thoughts and hopes for youth and adult [...]

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We’re Hiring: YDEKC Database & Administrative Coordinator

Position The YDEKC team is hiring throughout winter 2021-2022. Join our team! Applications received by January 4, 2022 will receive full consideration. Click the link below to read a full job description for the following opportunities and to apply: YDEKC Database & Administrative [...]

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Revisiting the logic model

Using planning and evaluation tools to make your vision and values real In the fall of 2020, YDEKC adopted a new strategic plan and with it, a revised mission statement that more explicitly affirms our commitment to Black and Indigenous youth, and youth of color. We then focused on [...]

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