The DVULI investment in urban youth workers requires the involvement and support of many others. We contract a local city coordinator in each city, we recruit mentors to match with participants, in addition, we bring on professional practitioners who facilitate our leadership training curriculum.
DVULI training cohorts consists of 10-12 urban youth leaders from a specific city. The process of becoming a participant in the Initiative involves being nominated by a local stakeholder and receiving an application. Once applications are submitted, a select number of applicants are interviewed for the program, and those who are selected are notified by their City Coordinator. Qualifications for Participants include the following:
City Coordinator is the title given to the person responsible for the local implementation of the DeVos training. The process of becoming a City Coordinator involves being referred by local stakeholders, DeVos alumni and/or national organizations. Qualifications for City Coordinators include the following:
Each participant in the DeVos training is required to have a mentor. Mentors are selected by the participants, with the approval of the City Coordinator. Mentors meet with participants on a monthly basis for one year. Qualifications for Mentors include the following:
Carlos Nicasio San Diego 2008
The core values gave me a foundation to create and build a ministry beyond anything I could’ve imagined. Accountability and balance were anchors for me in establishing healthy outcomes for both my life and ministry.