Children, Youth & Families Collaborative Commission

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The Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission (CYFCC) is seeking commissioners to be front-line advocates for children, youth, and families in our City. Ideal candidates would leverage their unique perspectives, lived experience, expertise, and community networks to advance the work of the Children and Youth Community Plan while also serving in key roles within the Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission structure.

Does this sound like you? Learn more about the Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission and apply online !

History and Background 

CYFCC Teens ImageThe City Council established the Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission in June 2011, replacing the Early Childhood Commission and the Youth Policy Commission.  It is comprised of community leaders and key staff of the City of Alexandria and Alexandria City Public Schools: twenty-five voting members and four non-voting members. Seventeen of the voting members are residents, four are city staff members, and four are staff members of Alexandria City Public Schools. 

City's Children and Youth Community Plan and Reports

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Children and Youth Community Plan 2025

The CYCP 2025 builds upon the original Plan’s foundation and progress while updating it for the future. This was accomplished through a collaborative effort whereby 2,100 community members, 88% of whom were youth, were engaged in an hour-long workshop designed to craft a vision of where we want to go and how we are going to get there. The workshop was called, “Build Your Legacy Workshop” because the youth involved in developing the workshop believed that this was their opportunity to leave their legacy in Alexandria. The result is a plan that centers equity while preventing harmful experiences and promoting positive ones. Read the Plan

CYMP 5 Year ReportRelease of Five Year Report to Highlight Well-Being of Alexandria Children, Families 

The Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission (CYFCC) has released its “Children and Youth Master Plan Five Year Report” that highlights successes combating issues that impact the lives of children and families in our community.  Read the report 

Children and Youth Master Plan 2014

CYMP 2014The Children, Youth & Families Collaborative Commission developed the first Children and Youth Master Plan (2014) as the basis for the coordination, alignment and delivery of effective services to all city children and youth from birth to 21 years-old and their families. Adopted by City Council on June 24, 2014 and by the ACPS School Board on May 17, 2014, the plan established long-term, community-wide priorities for youth as well as the specific action steps necessary to realize those priorities. The goals of the plan are to ensure that all children and youth are healthy and safe, academically and vocationally prepared, and socially and civically connected. Read the Plan

CYFCC Agendas & Meeting Notes

Strategic Plans & Other Resources

Authorization to Use and Exchange Information

There is a recently updated Authorization to Use and Exchange Information Form that parents/guardians/adults are to use when requesting that confidential information about a child be disclosed/exchanged among City and School entities where allowable by law. The form is authorized for use by the City and Schools Staff Group and the Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team. The form is available in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic. Please use the form dated 1/23/2020 and discard outdated forms.

If there is a request to exchange information with the City’s Sexual Assault Center or Domestic Violence Program, this Authorization form is NOT allowable; complete the required form.