July is Disability Pride Month! This annual observance promotes visibility, and mainstream awareness of the positive pride felt by people with disabilities. It's a chance to honor each person's uniqueness as "a natural and beautiful part of human diversity," according to America's Disability Community. To celebrate, we asked NYAC member [...]

Child Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) included an expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). It will give most families $3,000 to $3,600 per child this year, even if your family has little to no income. Starting today, July 15 through December 2021, families will get monthly payments to help with the [...]

Policy Update: FY22 Appropriations

The federal appropriations (funding) process happens annually and starts in the House after the President’s budget is released. This week, the House Appropriations Committee moved forward the spending bill that funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD subcommittee) and released proposed spending levels for U.S. [...]

NN4Y welcomes Anthony Simpson

Beginning in September 2021, Anthony Simpson will serve as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at the National Network for Youth. In this role, he will work with Philadelphia’s advocacy and service provider communities to design and implement youth-driven solutions that tackle youth homelessness. Anthony is a seasoned youth organizer [...]

Happy Pride Month!

Pride Month is both a celebration of the voices, experiences, and achievements of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, as well as a time to reflect on the struggles and suffering the community has endured. The event that inspired the Pride parades we know now took [...]

Recovery Must Not Leave Young Adults Behind

On May 20, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) was proud to partner with the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) congressional briefing, Recovery Must Not Leave Young Adults Behind. As Congress considers legislation to spark economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress must listen to the lived experiences of [...]

$800 million to identify and provide wraparound services to children and youth experiencing homelessness

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced the availability of $800 million to identify and provide wraparound services to children and youth experiencing homelessness. With $200 million being made immediately available to states and the remaining $600 million being available as soon as June. This is funding that, with the [...]

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