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NN4Y Welcomes Two New Team Members

Join NN4Y in welcoming two new team members: Jo Ann Paanio, JD as our Director of Policy & Advocacy and Andrew Palomo, MSW as our Director of Community Strategies. We are so excited Jo Ann and Andrew joined the NN4Y team! Jo Ann Paanio joins the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) as the Director [...]

By |2019-06-21T10:41:18-04:00June 21, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Position Available: Director of Community Strategies

The National Network for Youth (NN4Y), a national non-partisan public education and advocacy organization, is seeking a talented and driven individual to be our Director of Community Strategies. This position is a full-time salary position with benefits and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Community Strategies must be creative [...]

By |2019-03-08T09:30:42-04:00March 7, 2019|Network News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NN4Y Welcomes Two New Members of the Board of Directors

We welcome two new appointments to the National Network for Youth board of directors, Sparky Harlan and Christine Gendron. Sparky Harlan has been CEO of Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara, California since 1983. Under her leadership, Bill Wilson Center programs build connections for youth and families to housing, education, employment, and behavioral health [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:57:39-04:00March 6, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month

National Network for Youth With this January marking the second National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has continually made its mission to spur action for more effective approaches to addressing youth human trafficking. This month has aided in raising awareness about modern slavery and trafficking and educating [...]

By Natalie Seo|2019-01-30T19:52:35-04:00January 30, 2019|NN4Y Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

What You Need to Know About the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed in to law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act in February 2018. FFPSA implements widespread child welfare reform that specifically focuses on keeping families together to prevent young people from [...]

By |2018-08-23T15:10:44-04:00August 23, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara County, CA

RHYA funding allows Bill Wilson Center to provide thousands of nights of safe sleep for hundreds of runaway and homeless youth in Silicon Valley along with thousands of youth and family counseling sessions and support services. BWC’s Crisis Residential Center, our Quetzal House for chronic runaway girls and our Maternity Transitional Living Program each benefits [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:28:30-04:00August 31, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: YouthWorks in North Dakota

Josh first came into contact with Youthworks through the emergency shelter after successfully completing Job Corps at 17. Josh had had multiple interactions with the child welfare system prior to enrolling in Job Corps due to parent-child conflict and substance usage within the home.   Upon first entering the Basic Center Program, Josh had a goal [...]

By |2017-07-20T09:39:44-04:00July 20, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco, CA

Larkin Street Youth Services has received Basic Center Program funds since 1989 and Street Outreach Program funds since 1996 from the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) grants. Together, these programs support critical engagement services for runaway and homeless youth in San Francisco. These funds ensure that we can connect youth who are on the [...]

By |2017-07-13T10:15:39-04:00July 13, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Pathfinders in Milwaukee, WI

Pathfinders began in 1970, serving runaway and homeless street youth that were highly visible on the east side of Milwaukee. Our clients and our organization suffer from romanticized memories of that tumultuous time period, implying our youthful clients merely test their boundaries in search of greater independence. The realities of generations of trauma in our [...]

By |2017-07-12T20:51:19-04:00July 6, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments