The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. (the Trust) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in June 1999 with a vision that each child “is given every opportunity to develop and grow into a healthy, caring and productive adult.” The Trust was created after a year-long convening of concerned stakeholders, such as parents, youth, community leaders, school officials, foundations, and federal and District government officials, all committed to improving services for children and youth in the District. The objective of the Trust is to create a sustainable network of effective programs for DC children, youth, and families that encourage their healthy development through support for quality out-of-school time programs and opportunities. To that end, the Trust disburses public and private funds through grants to 130 community organizations that provide these direct services. Since its creation, the Trust has raised and leveraged more than $100 million in public and private funds. The Trust also develops strategies and programs that improve the quality of out-of-school time programs in the District. For more information on the Trust, please visit www.cyitc.org.
The Wallace Foundation is a legacy of DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association. The Foundation’s mission is to enable institutions to expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all people. The Foundation does this by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices. In addition to grant-making, the Foundation extends its influence beyond its direct grantees through an integrated, team-based approach involving research and communications. To achieve its mission, the Foundation has three objectives: strengthening education leadership to enhance student achievement; improving after-school learning opportunities; and expanding participation in arts and culture. In addition to Project My Time, The Wallace Foundation also is funding out-of-school-time initiatives in Boston, Chicago, Providence, and New York. The out-of-school-time initiative aims to develop comprehensive systems for out-of-school learning with consistently high standards. For more information on The Wallace Foundation, please visit www.wallacefoundation.org or call 212-251-9700.