Dynasty's United Youth Association
- Board Development
- Education & Literacy
Location1117 W Manchester Blvd Suite AInglewood, CA 90301 United States
DUYA’s mission is to enable children and youth from disadvantaged communities to break the cycle of poverty by providing equitable access to education, mental health, and supportive programs that help them thrive, become self-sufficient, and socially responsible. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods and build a bridge of resources that helps students find a sense of purpose that brings meaning to their lives.
DUYA’s Founder and President is a local African American Social Worker and USC graduate Dynasty Taylor, who grew up in the harsh realities of a South Los Angeles neighborhood called "The Jungles." Her dysfunctional childhood and the academic inadequacies in the public school system motivated her to found DUYA in 2014 by partnering with the Los Angeles Public Library. DUYA shares the same mission with the Los Angeles Public Library, empowering citizens with personal, educational, and professional growth.
Over the past eight years, DUYA has helped over 2,000 students become successful, self-sufficient, and socially responsible citizens. Each program directly targets the barriers preventing students from continuing to grow and learn. The organization started with in-person tutoring and homework help and has since grown to include other life-supporting programs such as career readiness and mental health counseling. Pre-COVID, DUYA was located at five public libraries in Los Angeles throughout the school year and one recreation center for Summer Camp programming.