Children & Youth Community Plan

Page updated on Sep 13, 2021 at 12:46 PM

DCHS envisions a community where all of Alexandria’s children and youth succeed today and tomorrow. The Children & Youth Community Plan (CYCP) establishes long-term, community-wide priorities for youth and the specific action steps necessary to realize those priorities through the coordination, alignment and delivery of effective services to all Alexandrian children and youth from birth to 21 years-old and their families. 

Summit WebboxAlexandria Trauma & Resiliency Summit, May 20

This virtual, free community-wide event will focus on the pillars of Equity and Resilience with three workshop tracks: Racial and Social Justice, Navigating Environments, and Wellness. Register online by May 14.

CYMP Teen GroupGoals and Strategies

Learn about the Plan's strategies and goals to ensure that all children and youth are healthy and safe, academically and vocationally prepared, and socially and civically connected.

CYMP WorkgroupsPriority Areas and Work Groups

CYCP work groups provide multiple opportunities to impact and improve the lives of Alexandria’s children and youth. Read about how work groups are achieving the goals and strategies of the Plan.

CYMP Youth and childrenRAISE: A Trauma Informed Community Network 

TICNs help to connect practice across disciplines and help to identify gaps and how policies can be implemented. Learn more about RAISE, Alexandria's TICN, and how you can be involved.


The Children, Youth & Families Collaborative Commission (CYFCC) developed the Plan. Learn more about the Commission, comprised of community leaders and key City and Alexandria City Public Schools staff, and its work.

CYMP volunteerVolunteer!

For work group and other volunteer opportunities, visit and type "DCHS Children and Youth Community Plan" in the "Filter List" bar.

Contact Information

Children & Youth Community Plan Coordinator Chelsea Eickert
Department of Community and Human Services
123 N. Pitt Street, Suite 225
Alexandria, Virginia

Office Phone Number:  703.746.3142
Cell Phone Number: 571.447.8132