Who We Are

The Strategies Center at Youth for Change™ is a nationally recognized group of professionals providing learning and development, coaching, skills implementation, applied research, evaluation, capacity building, and leadership and management development, among other services.

The Strategies Center has provided hands-on, real world consultation to help organizations and agencies reach their professional and service goals for more than two decades. We employ current information to create services that are research-based, people-centered, and customized to address our clients’ needs.

We understand social scientific theory, current research and evidence-based practices, but we’re not just academics. We integrate theory, experience, and practical application in all facets of our work.

We are passionate about what we do. We ensure that our clients receive the best services possible, that their funds and resources are used responsibly and effectively, and that every aspect of our services is delivered at a high level of quality.

Having worked in all 58 California counties and in multiple states across the nation, we have put theory into practice in diverse cultural and geographic settings. Every service element we provide is attuned to the cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic context in which our clients work.

The Strategies Center is a program of Youth for Change (YFC), a California (501)(c)(3) public benefit organization and a State of California Charitable Trust established in 1991. YFC demonstrates a history of organizational stability and sustainable growth, maintaining an infrastructure conducive to contract and grant management, financial oversight, and compliance. Accredited in 2014 and again in 2017 by CARF International, YFC exhibits a high level of practice in programs, services, financial practices, board function, human resources, and administrative oversight in more than 1,200 surveyed program standards.