DUSA’s Youth Ambassador Program was established to promote leadership and advance community development through relational organizing – the single most effective way to make direct contact with constituents by way of mobilizing personal contacts within a volunteer’s network. Through our extensive network of partners and resources, we provide opportunities for local New York City youth to collectively generate solutions to the most pressing social issues while fostering changemakers in our community. We call these leaders “DUSA Ambassadors”. DUSA’s Ambassador program acts as a mutually beneficial relationship, serving as both a reliable resource of information and opportunity and a source of empowerment for city youth. We leverage New York City’s youngest and brightest voices to advocate for their local communities, thereby helping DUSA achieve its mission of giving our immigrant and underrepresented communities a voice through civic, social, and economic engagement.