Duluth Youth Program Finder
Duluth Youth Program Finder was created in the spring of 2021 to increase access to free and accessible youth programs in Duluth in partnership with the Duluth Youth Agency Coalition.
Duluth Youth Worker Appreciation Week
The National Afterschool Association hosts an annual Afterschool Professional Appreciation Week, which DCSC celebrated by hosting our own Youth Worker Appreciation Week.
Outstanding youth workers were nominated by members of the Duluth Youth Agency Coalition, and the top 5 were highlighted with profiles on our social media.
DYAC members also voted on the most outstanding youth worker from Duluth, who was then highlighted by Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota's statewide afterschool network.
Duluth Youth Worker Appreciation Week is a way for us to lift up not only the professionals in the field doing a great job in Duluth, but also the work itself as a profession that deserves recognition, respect, and holds value to the strength of our Duluth communities.
Education Matters Campaign 2020
In 2020, Duluth Public Schools were forced into distance learning due to COVID. Student engagement was of the highest priority.
Duluth Community School Collaborative leveraged our partnerships with ISD709 and the members of the Duluth Youth Agency Coalition, as well as partners in Duluth Workforce Development and Generations Health Care Initiatives, to create a campaign for re-engaging families and students in their education.
The project resulted in four large poster designs with tear-off cards packed with contacts for additional resources, along with creation of our online Youth Program Finder tool and resources page on our website. The campaign was shared on social media and posters were placed throughout Duluth in community locations like grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stores, community centers, and schools.