Alliances & Associations

Marion County Commission on Youth
MCCOY's mission - to champion the positive development of youth - sets a high standard for improving and expanding the quality of youth opportunities in central Indiana.

Community Alliance and Services for Young Children
CASY is proud to provide a resilient support system that educates, advocates and facilitates programs and services for child care providers, educators, early childhood professionals, families, and our community. The work we do makes a difference in the lives of children and their families. That's why CASY has undertaken the challenge to "support early education and quality child care."

Indiana Grant Makers Alliance- Youth Philanthropy
The vision for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) is that all Indiana youth are aware, educated and actively engaged in giving and serving in their local communities. To make this vision a reality, youth philanthropy technical assistance, best practices, trainings, workshops and resources are available through YPII to IGA members.

The Youth Alliance
The Youth Alliance (TYA) is a multifaceted, non-profit organization that impacts the lives of youth, families, and communities across the country. The mission of the TYA is to encourage, train, and equip youth with the necessary tools to break the chains of poverty, addiction, and psychological and spiritual under-achievement. TYA works in cooperation with other community-based organizations throughout the country to instill a passion for success in the hearts of youth. TYA works to inspire a commitment to achievement through personal efforts by encouraging youth to discover, develop, and apply their strengths, talents and abilities.

Pride Alliance
The mission of the Gay Straight Alliance of Columbus, Indiana is to build a community of inclusiveness, equality, and justice for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

America's Promise Alliance
Founded in 1997 with General Colin Powell as Chairman and chaired today by Alma Powell, America’s Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of 400+ corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children.

American Humanics
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is the only workforce development organization that certifies diverse, work-ready talent for the nonprofit sector. Our alliance of educational programs and nonprofit partners produces the leaders whose work strengthens communities worldwide.

Forum for Youth Investment
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21®: ready for college, work and life. Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. A trusted resource for policy makers, advocates, researchers and program professionals, the Forum provides youth and adult leaders with the information, connections and tools they need to create greater opportunities and outcomes for young people.

YouthBuild USA
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society.

Indiana Youth Institute
An organization dedicated to serving as a resource for those who work with youth.

Indiana YouthPRO Association
YouthPRO’s mission is to advance the professional practice of youth development. Indiana YouthPRO Association (YouthPRO) began as the Indiana School Age Consortium (ISAC) in 1986 and transformed to YouthPRO in January of 2007. While ISAC traditionally was associated with "school-age care," YouthPRO is reaching out to all who provide services to youth ages 5 to 18 in a variety of settings. This shift tracks with the national movement to broaden professional services for workers in all areas of child and youth development, a field that is growing in size and scope.


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