Youth Development, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

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  • Organization Name:Youth Development, Inc.
  • Address:6301 Central NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87105
    United States

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  • Mission:
  • Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) founded in 1971, is a nationally and internationally recognized youth service organization that provides educational, developmental, and humanitarian assistance to children, youth and families in central and northern New Mexico. As a 501 ( c ) 3, non-profit charitable organization, YDI’s mission is to “Work with our community to create and effectively implement a results-based continuum of services assuring that children, youth, and families achieve their full potential”.

  • History:
  • Youth Development, Inc. was founded thirty seven years ago in Albuquerque New Mexico to address the urban conditions that promoted substance abuse and the tragic consequences of youth participation in gangs and gang-related activity. YDI’s Board and staff were formed intentionally with a majority of Hispanics, who also represent 42% of New Mexico’s growing population. YDI has since become a primary partner with public and private institutions in Central and Northern New Mexico working to help young people at risk to develop their full potential. Today, YDI is an undisputed leader in its field. In the most recently completed year, YDI served more than 16,000 individuals. When including groups served by its programs, YDI reached more than 50,000 people.
    YDI operates more than forty programs in 60 distinct locations. Each of its programs is managed through one of four service divisions:

    1.Early Childhood Education/ Head Start Division: YDI operates 37 Head Start centers; 21 in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County and 16 in Northern New Mexico (Taos and Rio Arriba Counties). YDI’s goals are to develop cognitive, language and motor skills; ensure medical and dental screenings and follow up treatment; and provide comprehensive social services for children and their families.
    2.Educational Support Division: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative is a partnership with the Albuquerque Public Schools, community agencies and local elementary and middle schools in the Albuquerque School District. This program provides literacy development activities, tutoring in math, English and reading, and arts and crafts to students attending targeted schools. The Tutoring for Academic Success (TACS) program provides researched- based reading, writing and math tutoring for students in schools that have been identified by the State Department of Education as “In Need of Improvement” or “Corrective Action.”
    3.Education, Employment and Training Division: This division is YDI’s second largest with 26 programs spanning four central New Mexico counties. Programs in this division offer a wide variety of alternative education services including a GED program, a middle school initiative and a drop out prevention program that provides classroom instruction in math and reading and provides social services to adolescents who have been suspended or expelled, or who have dropped out of school. YDI offers these youth life skills education, job skills and pre employment services and job placements.
    4.Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Division (PIT): The largest division within YDI with 34 individual service components, the PIT division provides an array of services for children, youth and families in central and northern New Mexico. Services range from emergency shelters for runaway and homeless youth to independent living programs for young people that are aging out of the foster care system. Young offenders are one of the specialized populations served through this division, along with young people that are involved with gangs and others with substance abuse problems. All of these programs are supported by the division’s clinical services component, which provides a full range of mental health services including assessments and diagnostic evaluations and individual, group and family counseling.

  • Year established:1971
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None

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Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)

  • Program:Yes
  • Capital:Yes
  • Endowment:Yes
  • Direct:Yes
  • Operating:Yes

Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)

  • Arts, Culture, Humanities:Medium
  • Education:High
  • Health:High
  • Human Services:High

Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)

  • State/Province:Yes
  • Local:Yes

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