About Dynasty’s United Youth Association
Since 2014, DUYA has assisted over 2,000 students in becoming successful, self-sufficient, and socially responsible members of society. Each program directly addresses the obstacles that prevent students from progressing and thriving. Initially, DUYA provided in-person tutoring and homework help, but it has since expanded to include other essential programs such as career readiness and mental health counseling. Prior to the pandemic, DUYA operated at five public libraries in Los Angeles during the school year and a recreational center for Summer Camp.
DUYA quickly shifted to virtual programming in March 2020 to continue offering services during unprecedented times. DUYA worked with the Los Angeles Public Library and former Council member Herb Wesson to launch the Virtual Learning Program, which was promoted by the Los Angeles Sentinel and the library.
Due to the challenges posed by the pandemic, DUYA’s board of directors has made significant changes to its program model, realigned strategic plans to fit current priorities, and established partnerships that align with its mission. In July 2021, DUYA opened its first brick-and-mortar location in the heart of Inglewood. As a result, the organization now operates in schools, detention centers, group homes, and community centers, allowing its team to meet families where they are, provide accessibility, and offer flexible program options.