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To join CYF or learn more, e-mail Erica Pressman.
Uniting grantmakers who invest in our region's families; introducing members to policymakers; strengthening knowledge; serving as the hub for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships.
Mary Mulcahy, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Julia Baer Cooper, Philanthropic Advisor—England Family Foundation, Lehrman Foundation, and Prince Charitable Trusts
Here's what the Children, Youth, and Families Working Group has been working on lately...
An In-depth Look at Mental Health Services Across the Region
In April members of the Children, Youth, and Families Working Group were given a detailed look at children’s mental health systems in each state. The District and Virginia both suffer from unnecessarily complex systems made worse by inefficiency, bureaucracy, and fragmentation. Maryland, on the other hand, operates a stronger, integrated system that more effectively serves its residents and could serve as a model for those who advocate for systemic reform in other jurisdictions. Read more.
Meeting with the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
This spring CYF members met with Beatriz ’BB’ Otero, the District’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, to discuss the programs and priorities of her department. In light of the significant cuts to the FY 2012 budget, Deputy Mayor Otero emphasized the importance of working collaboratively with other agencies with the goal of building an integrated services model for the city. The Deputy Mayor is also working on a variety of initiatives related to the city’s youth, including working with the Public Safety Division, the Deputy Mayor for Education, and the court system to address school truancy. Watch a video of Deputy Mayor Otero discussing how funders can partner with the city to keep D.C.'s youth safe and engaged this summer.