Frequently Asked Questions


Is the National Youth Transitions Center a building or a nonprofit organization?

The National Youth Transitions Center (NYTC), a seven-story building located in the midst of a university campus in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to the youth transitions field. NYTC is both a physical structure and the embodiment of a mission. Youth and young people with disabilities often confront severe obstacles as they transition from adolescence to adulthood and school to work. But with timely interventions and supportive services, these challenges can be transformed into moments of opportunity.

The driving force behind the NYTC is the Youth Transitions Collaborative, whose more than 45 member organizations are working together to help young people find self-directed paths to adulthood and employment. A number of Collaborative members are also tenants within the Center.           

What’s the mission behind the National Youth Transitions Center?

NYTC is dedicated to providing a collaborative learning community to benefit youth and young people with disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood.

When did the National Youth Transitions Center open?

NYTC opened in the fall of 2011. It was developed by The HSC Foundation, which works to improving access to services for individuals facing social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances. The HSC Foundation realized the critical importance of timely intervention for transitioning youth and young adults with disabilities and developed The National Youth Transitions Center.

Where is the National Youth Transitions Center located?

The address for NYTC is 2013 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. For directions, click here.

What type of services does the National Youth Transitions Center offer?

NYTC brings together organizations that provide direct services to youth and young people with disabilities, including:

  • Career counseling and exploration
  • School-to-work readiness training
  • Work-based learning (mentoring and internships)
  • Personal development and leadership training
  • Family education and support.

The Center also hosts events related to issues of youth transitions and can provide space for meetings, conferences, and receptions.

Who can I contact for more information?

Son Park McBrideProgram Development and Grants, SPark@cscn.org

Christian PuplampuEvents and Reservations, 2013nytc@cscn