Collaborations & Partnerships

We engage in strategic collaborations with community-based organizations, national advocacy organizations, government agencies, school districts and more to drive meaningful policy and practice changes. Our work leads to new, replicable models of service that set new standards for support and care. 

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Education Civil Rights Alliance

In 2017, NCYL launched the Education Civil Rights Alliance a diverse and experienced group of organizers, educator organizations, community groups, professional associations, civil rights organizations, and government agencies that are committed to protecting the civil rights of marginalized students.

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NCYL leads the Debt Free Justice Campaign in partnership with the UC Berkeley Policy and Advocacy Clinic and Juvenile Law Center. The Debt-Free Justice Campaign is dedicated to abolishing the harmful practice of saddling youth and families with fees and fines.

Partnerships and Collaborations to End CSE of Children and Youth


NCYL facilitates change at the state level by convening the CSEC Action team, and at the county level by helping others replicate NCYL's innovative collaboration with Los Angeles County.

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Champions for System-Involved Students

NCYL's Compassionate Education and FosterEd initiates and facilitates multiple state and regional collective impact campaigns, partnering with deeply invested teams of state and local leaders, students, and families to build will and measured progress toward a shared vision to create compassionate, truly supportive educational environments.