Giving Compass' Take:

• With support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) offers an internship program that helps address affordable housing problems in the Bay Area.

• How can we get more youth involved in initiatives that help the community? What programs will incentivize young people to give back?

Here's an example of some key findings on youth philanthropy. 

“Being able to finish high school, attend college, almost graduate college — all of this is possible because I had a place to go home to every night. It really does start with a home, and everybody deserves that chance to have a place where, at the end of the day, they can go and feel safe.” — Diego Castro, 22, intern at Eden Housing in Hayward, CA.

Diego is one of twelve students that make up the inaugural cohort of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California’s (NPH) Bay Area Housing Internship Program. NPH — a membership organization that supports affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders, and businesses to make the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable and stable home — launched the internship program in the Spring of 2018. It exists to “increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field so that our industry better reflects the communities we serve and nurtures the next generation of affordable housing development professionals.” With support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, NPH recruited the cohort — all current college students in the Bay Area — for a one-year, paid internship placement with a local affordable housing organization.

Read the full article about youth philanthropy by Olivia Holmes at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.