Young Women’s Advisory Council

The Young Women’s Initiative is an intergenerational, participatory governance process led by City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, to center the needs and voices of cis and trans young women and gender nonconforming young people of color ages 12-24.

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Integral to the success of YWI is the Young Women’s Advisory Council.  Cis and trans women and girls of color and gender non-conforming young people, ages 12-24 participated in 5 issue-based working groups to inform policy, program, data, and funding recommendation for New York City.

Building Power NYC Map is a pilot tool used to map the services available to cis, trans and gender-nonconforming young women and girls of color in New York City. All information shared was self-reported by agencies. These findings only reflect the 80 organizations that completed the mapping survey and the 197 locations that participated in YWI.