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Some 250 leaders from around the nation gathered in San Francisco this week to address one of the fundamental conditions for achieving collective impact: Leading an effective backbone organization.
Great news: After years of work by advocates for disconnected youth, Congress included Performance Partnership Pilots in the fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill. As a result, up to 10 places can enter Performance Partnership agreements to use federal discretionary funds more efficiently and effectively to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.
History shows us that while much has been done in the transformation and evolution of educational reform, there are often many roadblocks that stall progress.
In honor of National Drug Facts Week, held Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, SparkAction (a division of the Forum for Youth Investment) is accepting applications to find the Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters. They are seeking youth who are informing and empowering peers to make smart decisions about drug and alcohol use.
How do you get schools and out-of-school providers working in concert toward the same goals for young people? Leaders in Richmond, Va., are starting to answer that question with a series of summits designed to build a shared agenda for youth development.
Imagine that leaders carrying out collective impact efforts around the country came to your community to share their insights on how to succeed. That recently happened in St. Louis - and those insights are available to everyone.
A Virginia city is using data in new ways to see how its young people are doing and to build support for change.
Leaders all over the country are taking on the challenge of achieving community change through collective impact - and they're looking for proven strategies for success.
Collective impact is gaining interest across the country as an innovative strategy to solve complex problems that cannot be addressed by individual organizations working in isolation. Can this strategy even help us combat teen pregnancy? Georgia says yes, and is leading the way in showing us how.
A group of leaders gathered in Washington recently to discuss potential of Performance Partnerships - a new approach to making the most of federal resources for disconnected youth.
Last week marked the release of First to Finish College, a joint project between SparkAction (a division of the Forum for Youth Investment) and Demos.