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Joseph Matalon Discusses Systems Change, Locally Led Development, and Investing in Youth

What values and passions have guided your professional life and how do those align with IYF’s values, vision, and mission?

Growing up, I was inculcated with the value—and imperative—of public service. As an IYF Board Member for going on twelve years—and now as Board Chair...

IYF Welcomes New Board Chair, A Lifelong Advocate for Locally Led Development

(Doug Becker, Dina Buchbinder Auron, and Joseph Matalon in Washington, DC.)

On September 7, at a gathering in Washington, D.C. that included current, past, and Emeritus members of IYF’s Board of Directors from around the world as well as partners and Youth Opportunity Ambassadors...

Honoring International Youth Day, YO Ambassadors Amplify the Issues They Care About Most

(Photo by Wylly Suhendra, Unsplash)

Since 1965, the United Nations has made a concentrated effort to promote youth development. What began as the Declaration on the Promotion Among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding Between Peoples evolved into the...

Here’s the Scoop on IYF’s Summer 2022 Interns!

(Main image courtesy of [email protected] and Unsplash.)

During the school year, I attend Bowie State University, where I study Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism. During Spring Semester 2022, I took an internship...