Be the Change Inc. and the Forum for Youth Investment Announce New Operating Structure for Opportunity Nation

Be the Change Inc. and the Forum for Youth Investment (the Forum) recently announced that Opportunity Nation will be housed at the Forum. Opportunity Nation is a bipartisan, national campaign dedicated to ensuring that everyone-no matter where they were born-has the opportunity to succeed. It joins the Forum's other policy initiatives, such as the Opportunity Youth Network, the Children's Cabinet Network, the Children's Funding Project and SparkAction, to strengthen the collective impact of improving opportunity outcomes.
 
"We are thrilled to welcome Opportunity Nation to the Forum for Youth Investment family," said Karen Pittman, Forum Co-Founder, President and CEO. "The Opportunity Nation brand, Coalition, policy and communications expertise along with its Opportunity Index have been integral in raising awareness and deepening the conversation around opportunity in this country."
 
Opportunity Nation's signature programs will continue, including the annual Opportunity Index, and its work with their 350-member coalition. A new Metro-Level Opportunity Index will be released this year. The Forum is recommitting to the Index's breadth of data across all stages of life, expanding beyond Opportunity Nation's recent focus on Opportunity Youth to emphasize the critical period from birth through young adulthood. In 2016, Be The Change merged its first campaign, ServiceNation, into Service Year Alliance.
 
Publishing Date: 
May 18, 2018