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Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Reflections from the International Learning Group on Youth and Community Development

This volume pulls together a range of reflections from members of the International Learning Group (ILG) members, Latin American friends and staff. The bulk of the volume is devoted to the individual and collective essays, interviews, statements and reports written or inspired by the ILG members during and after the Latin American visit.

Early in 1999, more than 20 leaders, activists and researchers in youth and community development from 10 countries agreed to take part in a cross-national learning experience funded by the Ford Foundation. The aim: To better understand how young people and adults working together can make significant changes in their own lives and in the lives of their communities and societies.

Because one of the primary goals was to bring international perspectives into U.S. discussions and strategies, half of the group was composed of leaders in youth development or community development in the United States. The other half was nominated by international offices of the Ford Foundation or country partners of the International Youth Foundation (IYF). This International Learning Group on Youth and Community Development was facilitated by the Forum for Youth Investment (formerly known as IYF-US).

Publishing Date: 
September 3, 2001
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