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Direct service programs have profound impacts on the people they serve. But can they achieve a true “collective impact” at the community level?
People who run collective impact efforts say one of their toughest tasks is keeping community engagement going beyond the "summits" where everyone gets fired up.
The National Council of Young Leaders - 16 diverse "opportunity youths" from across the U.S. - recently held a congressional briefing to present their federal policy recommendations to address the most pervasive problems facing low-income young Americans. To a packed room, they also shared the personal experiences that drive their passion for change.
Afterschool providers who have committed to improving the quality of their services often struggle to explain that important work to the public.
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Over the years, the Forum has developed coaching, training and tools to help independent coalition leaders do collective “seeing and learning” in order to accelerate their collective “doing.” Because the Collective Impact Forum is a place to share ideas and experiences, Forum CEO Karen Pittman offer
Anyone working on collective impact strategies for children and youth doesn’t want to miss the new issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review – the journal that helped to launch the collective impact movement.
The federal government is about to invite local, state and tribal governments to apply for unprecedented flexibility to use federal funds in innovative ways to help disconnected youth. And the Forum has just released a guide to help you get ready to apply for these Performance Partnership Pilots (P3s).
"How could we know as much as we do, spend as much as we do, care as much as we say we do and accomplish so little for so many kids over so long a period of time?"
Who does the most to shape the nation’s afterschool field? The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) just named the 25 most influential leaders – including the CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment and the executive director of its Weikart Center on Youth Program Quality.
A new resource has been unveiled to help leaders use the collective impact approach to achieve large-scale community change.