The California Endowment Center, Oakland, CA

May 30-31 2019

The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), National League of Cities Reengagement Network, The Corps Network, the Institute for Educational Leadership, and local partner organizations will be hosting a joint Opportunity Youth Mid-Year Forum. The primary objectives are to:

  • Provide leading-edge professional development and program quality development for leaders and front-line staff
  • Promote coordination among different networks and groups across the youth employment and education field
  • Discuss and inform relevant state and federal policy agenda(s)
  • Strengthen supports and services for key populations such as undocumented youth, youth with disabilities, and justice system-involved youth.

Attendance & Session Proposals

Connections: The Mid-year forum will bring together 100+ participants from throughout the country to share ideas and insights. Come network with directors, practitioners, counselors, policy makers and researchers looking to advance the field. 

Programming: This convening will heavily emphasize discussion and peer learning, which will take place in the form of sessions, workshops and plenaries on both days. Want an opportunity to expand your leadership and professional skills? Then register today! 

Advocacy with Underserved Populations: Session focuses will be focused on underserved populations such as gang-involved youth, youth with disabilities and undocumented youth. Do you have thoughts? Want to learn more about collaborating with and serving these populations? Then register today!

Registration and Lodging

Slots are filling up fast! Please register ASAP! NYEC recommends that attendees stay at the following hotels: Washington Inn HotelWaterfront Hotel and Z Hotel Jack London Square.

Youth leaders (16-24) who register may use the discount code "YOUTH" to receive a $50 registration fee.

If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the Forum, contact Thomas Showalter ( to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship. Click here to learn about the benefits of sponsorship!

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Platinum-Level: SF Department of Children & their Families

Gold-Level: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Silver-Level: Jewish Vocational Services, Bay Area Community Resources, Japanese Community Youth Council

Bronze-Level: Youth Transition Funders Group, Human Rights Commission SF, Young Community Developers, WestEd, California Conservation Corps

Presenting Sponsor of the Learning Lab: Youth-Technical Assitance Center

Sponsor of NYEC 40th Anniversary Reception: Pathways Consultants

Co-Hosts of the AYW Forum: National Youth Employment Coalition, The Corps Network, National League of Cities, Institute for Educational Leadership



If you have any questions, please contact

The National Youth Employment Coalition

Testimonials from 2018 NYEC Annual Forum