This collection of dialogue papers describes the situation in poverty; outlines some of the hopeful programmes that are successfully engaging youth in their communities, specifically the One Stop Youth Centers and provides a case study of one NGO’s experience in integrating youth into its programmes and governance. The collection has been compiled for practitioners—youth service providers and youth themselves. While some of the papers draw from research, they are not academic treatises aimed at building theory but are rather reports from the field aimed at enhancing practice. Originally written for different audiences the styles of the papers vary. They all take an asset based approach to their topics, seeing youth as a positive part of the solution to urban challenges.