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Daryl Wright's work has included multiple areas of human development, including youth leadership development, community organizing and development, workforce development and education. Wright began his career at the YMCAs in Flint and Detroit, Mich., and in Boston, Mass. For over 20 years, Wright has worked nationally and internationally for Youth Build USA, an organization dedicated to unleashing the positive energies of young people 16-24 years old who live in low-income communities. He has worked with organizations that engage young people as change agents in their communities by building community assets, pursuing their high school credentials and transitioning into post-secondary, the world of work or both. He has written and edited 30 articles. Wright is a martial artist who has practiced judo, jujitsu, and aikido for 23 years. Wright is on the board of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation..
Vice President, Employer Partnerships, Youth Build USA, President, Board of Directors, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
- Board of Directors, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (2009-present)
- Founder, Coalition to Fund Our Communities (2008-2012)
- Member, Dorchester People for Peace (2001-2012)
- Issues in Research
- Projects in Social and Community Change I-III
- Alternative Theories in Youth Development
- Transformative Cross-Cultural Youth Leadership
- Pathways to Apprenticeship: A Step-in Facilitation Guide, Published by the United States Department of Labor, 2016
- Youth Leadership Development, Presentation to staff at IDJEN, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, 2013
- Program Conditions for a Transformational Youth Program: Strategies for High Attendance and Retention, 2007
- Pathways to Apprenticeship: Profiles of YouthBuild Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, Prepared for the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (2016).
- YouthBuild Registered Apprenticeship Partnership Pilot Project Report, Prepared for the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2010
- Editor and Writer for YouthBuild Innovations: Creative and Effective Practices from YouthBuild Programs, Issues 11-33
- What Works with At-Risk Youths (with Tim Cross), American Corrections Association, April, 2004. Program Conditions for a Transformational Youth Program: Strategies for High Attendance and Retention, 2004.