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Rising Youth Coalition Vendor Expo!

Posted: March 2, 2011 by ERCPCP Blogger in Uncategorized

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On February 24, 2011, the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Region 1 Lead Entity hosted the first “Service Coalition Vendor Expo” at the Patricia R. Harris Educational Center in Souteast Washington, DC.  The purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity for service providers under the Rising Youth Service Coalition to showcase the great programs and services that their organizations provide to the young people who are committed to DYRS.  The target audience for this event was employees of DRYS, more specifically the Case Managers for whom the youth are connected to.  There were over twenty-five (25) vendors in attendance who offers programming which includes but is not limited to; tutoring, mentoring, Intensive Third Party Monitoring, workforce development training, and substance abuse education and treatment.  This was the first of many Vendor Expo’s that the DYRS Region 1 Lead Entity is planning to host.  It is our desire to provide quality services to the youth who are committed to DYRS.  One way to ensure that this is taking place is to provide more events such as this which creates an avenue for the vendors to get exposure as well as providing the opportunity for others to obtain a better understanding of exactly what services are being offered. 

By: Eric Chapman, Lead Entity Director

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