Webinar / Webcast

Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: Concrete Supports through Direct Cash Transfer

The YouthNPower: Transforming Care Collective launched the first direct cash transfer (DCT) pilot for youth transitioning from foster care in 2023 and designed with young people who have lived expertise in the child welfare system. This New York City pilot is part of a larger research and advocacy project to document the impact of unconditional cash support for young adults who have recently left the child welfare system to learn more about the conditions facing young people as they navigate life after foster care, and to advocate for policy and program changes that will enrich their lives and help them thrive. This Center for the Study of Social Policy recording highlights a panel that shared:

  • An introduction to the intergenerational YouthNPower collective and its approach combining research, advocacy, and organizing;
  • Information about the Direct Cash Transfer pilot design; and
  • Preliminary findings of the pilot’s Participatory Action Research.
Partner Resources
New York
Asset Building
Supportive Services
Child Welfare
Special Populations
Youth in Transition
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