6:00-9:00 PM, November 12, 2019

The Washington Hilton

Holmead Room

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009

Join us for a special evening that celebrates the first 40 years of the National Youth Employment Coalition and sets a bold vision for our field’s future.


We hope you'll join us for a celebratory evening that celebrates NYEC’s accomplishments and looks toward our next 40 years. At this unique event, you'll mingle with leaders who have shaped our past and new leaders who represent our future. We’ll release a new vision for a future where all young people have access to work, learning, and meaning and take their rightful place in our workforce.

This event occurs alongside NYEC's Annual Forum. Learn more about NYEC's Annual Forum here. Learn a little more about NYEC's history here.

A Big Goal

In addition to celebrating our past, our goal for this event is to raise $40,000 to support our current and future work to improve the lives of young people, including the three new initiatives described below. We hope that you’ll consider making a statement in support of NYEC with your attendance and contribution to our event.


Mentee $40 Ticket to the event
Intern $140 1 ticket and name in program
Apprentice $400 2 Tickets and name in program
Journeyperson $4,000 4 tickets and 1/2-page ad
Entrepreneur $10,000 6 tickets and full-page ad
Master Craftsperson $14,000 8 tickets, full page ad and recognition at the event

Support New NYEC Projects

In addition to you purchase of tickets for our event, please consider making an additional donation to support emerging areas of work that build on NYEC’s legacy. Your generous gift will allow us to support these new initiatives. If you cannot attend the celebration, we ask you to join the celebration by supporting our work with a donation.

Supporting Youth Leadership

NYEC is creating new opportunities for young adults to engage with and inform our policy work through convenings, committee work and joining our board of directors. In May NYEC conducted a focus group of young people, assessing their interest in different ways of supporting the work of NYEC and other national organizations; a second focus group is scheduled for November, alongside the Annual Forum.

Creating Opportunities for Undocumented Young People

Undocumented young people face unusual barriers to education, employment, and stability. To uncover emerging practices for serving undocumented young adults, NYEC has organized two convenings of young people, service providers and policymakers to focus on identifying what is working and what more can be done. We have recently released a report of our initial recommendations in partnership with  the Center on Poverty & Inequality at Georgetown Law - Improving Education & Income Generation Outcomes for Undocumented Youth: State & Local Solutions.  NYEC seeks to continue supporting this community of practitioners, in California and around the country.

Ensuring Youth are Included in the Green Economy

NYEC has been convening a working group to develop principles for provisions related to youth employment in any Green New Deal or other legislative vehicle with a job-guarantee component. These principles will serve as the lens through which a range of youth advocates evaluate proposals that affect the youth labor market.

Join the Builder’s Club

A monthly donation will provide a source of stable revenue for NYEC’s core work, supporting member organizations and the field. Join the Builder’s Club for a donation of $40 per month or more. Use our secure PayPal button to make your monthly donation.

  • Register for the Annual Forum

    Annual Forum November 11-13 2019

NYEC 2019 Members

Nashville Career Advancement Center


California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.


Boston Private Industry Council

Commonwealth Corporation

Heat of the Kitchen

Nancy Martin Consulting

Young Entrepeneurs of Atlanta

Oasis Center

Urban Alliance

Bay Area Community Resources

Larkin Street Youth Services


Jewish Vocational Service

Hack the Hood

Let's us know you're in!

Email us to let us know you are interested in attending the 40th Anniversary celebration or if you have any questions.

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