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Since 1979 NYEC has been strengthening youth-serving organizations and advancing policy solutions for opportunity youth. Your donation will support NYEC's core work, projects and provide a source of stable revenue. As we enter our 40th year, learn more about our impact at

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Please use our secure PayPal button to make a one-time donation of any amount. Your donation will support NYEC's ongoing and new projects including:

  • Supporting Youth Leadership
  • Creating Opportunities for Undocumented Young People
  • Ensuring Youth are Included in the Green Economy

A snapshot of our 2019 accomplishments are below.

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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 below to make your monthly donation. Contact Thomas Showalter at for more information.


Snapshot of NYEC 2019 Accomplishments

40th Anniversary Publication

NYEC commemorated 40 years of work and progress by publishing  We Know What Needs to Be Done. The publication reflects on 40 years of learning and developments and sets a bold vision built upon principles and strategies needed to advance the lives of opportunity youth.

Partnership with Y-TAC

Throughout 2019, NYEC updated the YSP/KSA training modules, which are being delivered in states around the country. NYEC is a partner in the Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC), which is run by the Institute of Educational Leadership through a grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration. This work will continue in 2020.

NYEC-GCPI Undocumented Youth Report

The culmination of a convening and series of interviews with practitioners, "Improving Education & Income Generation Outcomes for Undocumented Youth" offers of a host of state and local case studies and recommendations for expanding opportunity for undocumented young people.

Membership Growth 

2019 was one of the most active years for NYEC members. NYEC gained several new members throughout the country, engaged members for policy advocacy during convening and invitations and assisted in member-specific programmatic needs.

Youth Employment and the Green Economy 

The burgeoning green economy offers our field a window of opportunity to pursue equity and good quality jobs while seeking a sustainable path for our planet and future generations. NYEC and several national partners crafted principles for green economy legislation and investment. Read more here.

All Youth Working Forum 

Our sponsors, donations and project-based work enabled NYEC to expand its convening to Oakland, CA for the inaugural All Youth Working Forum. The convening brought together over 150 policymakers, practitioners and youth leaders. View our sessions, packet and photos here.

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