For a fledgling, student-led organization such as The Decameron Project, navigating the logistics of an undertaking as ambitious as our own could well have proven insurmountable. We are where we are thanks to the kindness and generosity of our partners, who recognize the value of our mission and help in every way they can.
NYC Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) are a network of youth groups focused on policy, practice and advocacy to make local change happen. Each YLC is a space to team up with others, share ideas, create solutions, and put those solutions into action with the support from City agencies, schools, and community organizations. YLC NYC is part of NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor focused on volunteerism and service in NYC, launched in April 2009 in response to President Barack Obama’s national call for volunteerism and a goal of engaging 100 million Americans in service by 2020. NYC Service’s mission is simple: to deepen and expand civic engagement through volunteer and service programs, creating sustainable change for New York’s greatest needs. It is our great privilege to partner with NYC Youth Leadership Councils and NYC Service to expand the reach of The Decameron Project to more young people in New York City and beyond.