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At our founding in 1979, the California Collaboration for Youth (CCFY) set out to lead the youth development industry in support of youth programs for California. We continue to influence public policy through education, government relations and advocacy. Through this, CCFY is able to create a picture of what’s happening in the state, and frame the overarching view for our constituents and member organizations.


We are the voice of our member organizations that are developing youth in the “out of school time” space. Since our inception, we have continued our mission to advocate for public policy that positively influences the youth of our state through the following ongoing objective.
Cathy Barankin
Legislative Director
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