CYC RI works alongside resident experts both locally and nationally so they can invest in and effectively implement evidence-based programs designed by People of Color for Communities of Color. That’s how they meet the social and emotional needs of children, youth, and families.
In a climate of scarce behavioral health resources and great need, they raise and leverage public and private investments to deliver on resident-identified outcomes. They act as a nimble intermediary bringing together residents, public systems, community-based organizations, and funders. By investing in evidence and outcomes rather than specific programs or projects, they quickly and easily respond to shifts in community priorities.