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Partnership for children & youth

We support high-quality learning opportunities
for underserved youth in California.

Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) is dedicated to a future where all children reach their full potential through equitable access to learning opportunities. We are an advocacy and capacity-building organization championing high-quality learning opportunities for underserved youth in California, with an emphasis on afterschool, summer learning, and community schools. For over 15 years, we have inspired and helped people, organizations, and systems to leverage their existing resources and work together to educate and support children in under-resourced communities. Grounded in research and experience, we train program providers, facilitate partnerships between school districts and community-based organizations, and advocate for effective public policies.

EXPANDED LEARNING   We strengthen publicly funded afterschool and summer programs so they can provide critical skills and experiences to underserved youth, and advocate for policies and funding to ensure the success of these programs.

EXPANDED LEARNING

We strengthen publicly funded afterschool and summer programs so they can provide critical skills and experiences to underserved youth, and advocate for policies and funding to ensure the success of these programs.

EXPANDED LEARNING

NUTRITION & COMMUNITY SCHOOLS   We expand breakfast-in-the-classroom programs to ensure no kid starts the day hungry.

NUTRITION & COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

We expand breakfast-in-the-classroom programs to ensure no kid starts the day hungry.

NUTRITION & COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING   We work with school districts, community-based organizations, and statewide leaders to institute practices and policies that foster social-emotional learning opportunities for children and youth through their school day, after school, and summer programming.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

We work with school districts, community-based organizations, and statewide leaders to institute practices and policies that foster social-emotional learning opportunities for children and youth through their school day, after school, and summer programming.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE   We build the capacity of people and quality of programs to support young people’s success in school and life.

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

We build the capacity of people and quality of programs to support young people’s success in school and life.

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

HOUSING AND EDUCATION   We create educational opportunities in public and affordable housing, building pathways out of poverty.

HOUSING AND EDUCATION

We create educational opportunities in public and affordable housing, building pathways out of poverty.

HOUSING & EDUCATION

POLICY & ADVOCACY   We connect the needs of practitioners to state legislators to advocate for policies and funding that support high-quality learning opportunities for youth in low-income communities.

POLICY & ADVOCACY

We connect the needs of practitioners to state legislators to advocate for policies and funding that support high-quality learning opportunities for youth in low-income communities.

POLICY & ADVOCACY

 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

 

IMPACT AT A GLANCE

14,000

Championed summer learning opportunities in the California legislature, resulting in 14,000 new summer learning program slots for low-income students.

$90 MILLION

We’ve raised over $90 million in public funding for expanded learning programs in California’s lowest-income communities.

 

$50 MILLION

Through our leadership of the Save Afterschool Campaign, we won a $50 million increase in state afterschool funding—the first increase in more than a decade.

 

47,000

Youth living in public and affordable housing served by the 300 staff members we’ve trained.

 
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Partnership for Children & Youth gives policymakers critical guidance on how to create policy solutions for on-the-ground concerns in schools and communities. Their experience and insight have been instrumental in our legislative efforts to reform afterschool funding in California.
— Tom Torlakson, Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction