August Chat with Cierra 

Come sit and chat with me (DCFYI’s Intern) and Cierra, a longtime DCFYI participant! Here we discussed DCFYI’s impact on her life in general and more specifically in the job sphere. Get ready for more blogs highlighting different DCFYI participant and volunteer stories! 


Peri: So, when did you start participating with DCFYI? 

Cierra: I was young cause before DCFYI there was a previous program and I was a part of that one. So, like I was a part of DCFYI since the beginning? 

We're Hiring!

Family & Youth Initiative is seeking a Program Manager, who will be responsible for managing and driving forward DCFYI’s mentoring and host parent programs. This full-time employee should have experience working with youth in foster care or youth who have experienced trauma and be highly relational. Responsibilities will include Volunteer Recruitment & Engagement; Program Events; and Program Oversight and Evaluation.

We are looking for someone who:

Social Media RFP

Family & Youth Initiative (DCFYI) has initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to identify a qualified consultant to develop and implement ongoing social media to expand DCFYI’s reach and recruit more weekend host and permanent adoptive families for teens in foster care.