Our History

Founded in 2013 by Rodnesha Ross, Youth Community Agency (YCA) embarked on a remarkable journey as a small initiative with a powerful vision: to uplift teenage mothers and create pathways for their growth and success. Over the years, our dedication and unwavering commitment have allowed us to evolve into a prominent force in the metro Detroit area.

Today, in 2023, we are proud to make a significant impact in the lives of African American teen moms and low-income families through our new mission statement. At YCA, we are focused on empowering individuals by bridging the racial wealth gap, promoting housing equity, and ensuring housing sustainability to combat homelessness. Through our comprehensive approach encompassing community outreach, workforce development, and advocacy, we strive to create lasting change and provide opportunities for a brighter future.

As we continue to grow, we are excited to announce that starting in the fall of 2023, YCA will extend its support to address the critical issue of infant mortality. By expanding our services, we aim to provide essential resources and assistance to families, ensuring the well-being and health of our youngest community members.

With every step we take, YCA remains committed to fostering empowerment and support within the metro Detroit community. Through our programs, initiatives, and collaborative efforts, we are dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.

Join us as we continue to write the story of empowerment, resilience, and hope. Together, we can create a future where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive and build a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Our Story: Transforming Lives of Teen Moms and Low-Income Families

Mission: Our mission at Youth Community Agency is to empower African American teen moms and low-income families in the metro Detroit area. Through community outreach, workforce development, and advocacy, we strive to bridge the racial wealth gap, promote housing equity, and ensure housing sustainability to combat homelessness. With a focus on empowerment and support, we aim to create lasting change and provide opportunities for a brighter future for those we serve.

Vision: Our vision is to create a metro Detroit community where African American teen moms and low-income families are empowered to thrive. Through our community outreach, workforce development, and advocacy efforts, we envision a future where the racial wealth gap is narrowed, housing equity is achieved, and homelessness is eradicated. We envision a society where all individuals have access to sustainable housing, equitable opportunities, and the support they need to build a prosperous and fulfilling life. By working together, we strive to create a vibrant and inclusive community where every individual can realize their full potential and contribute to a brighter future.

Youth Community Agency is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping African American teen moms and low-income families gain access to vital community resources and housing sustainability. We offer specialized programs and services that are aimed at providing support, guidance, and assistance to those in need.

At Youth Community Agency, we understand that financial hardship can be a major obstacle for many families. That’s why we provide comprehensive resources and educational support to help empower and equip individuals and families with the skills and tools they need to make informed decisions about their future.

Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment where our clients can thrive and reach their full potential. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that no one is left behind. Join us in our mission to transform lives and make a positive difference!

Metro Detroit: Macomb Community Resource Center Opening Soon!

Exciting news for Metro Detroit! We are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of the Macomb Community Resource Center. This new center will serve as a valuable resource hub, dedicated to empowering individuals and families in the Macomb County area.

At the Macomb Community Resource Center, we will offer a wide range of support services tailored to the unique needs of our community. From educational programs and job training to parenting resources and mental health support, our goal is to provide a comprehensive and inclusive space where individuals can access the tools and guidance they need to thrive.

Our dedicated team is working diligently to ensure that the Macomb Community Resource Center becomes a welcoming and impactful place for all. Through collaborative partnerships and community engagement, we are committed to fostering growth, resilience, and empowerment.

Stay tuned for updates on the opening date and the array of programs and services we will provide at the Macomb Community Resource Center. We invite you to join us as we embark on this exciting journey to create positive change and make a lasting impact in Metro Detroit. Together, we can build a stronger and more vibrant community for all.

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