About PCY

The Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) is an advocacy and capacity-building organization championing high-quality learning opportunities for underserved youth in California, with an emphasis on after school, summer learning, and community schools. For over 15 years, we have inspired and helped people, organizations, and systems to leverage their existing resources and work together to educate and support children in under-resourced communities. Grounded in research and experience, we train program providers, facilitate relationships between school districts and community-based organizations, and advocate for effective public policies. We are dedicated to a future where all children reach their full potential through equitable access to learning opportunities and supportive, effective schools.

Our Mission

We bridge people, practice, and policy to ensure youth in California’s under-resourced communities are successful in school.

Our Vision

All children and youth in California have the supports and opportunities they need and deserve to reach their greatest potential in school and life.

Our Values

With our partners, clients, and community, we hold ourselves to high standards, and live our core values of Equity, Authenticity, and Learning in all aspects of our work.

  • We ground ourselves in the key issues and needs affecting the success of children and youth.
  • We directly name and work to reduce educational, health, and economic disparities.
  • We intentionally bring together people and communities that represent a broad range of ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds to inform and guide our work.
  • We provide opportunities for people and communities to continuously learn, collaborate with others, and lead the change they want to see in the world.