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How to Partner for Impact: The Nuts & Bolts of Aligning Collective Impact Efforts

As leaders in communities around the country implement collective impact initiatives, questions about how to align multiple initiatives are at the top of their list.

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February 16, 2015

CISC Leadership Symposium 2015

Forum CEO Karen Pittman was honored to deliver a keynote at the recent CISC Leadership Symposium. Her discussion focused on the Quest for Readiness and asked, "What if student success was measured not by course completion and graduation but by their ability to succeed in college, work and life?" 

Here are some materials that were addressed during the talk.

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February 12, 2015

Linked Learning Convention 2015

Here are suggested materials and resources from the January 13, 2015 Panel Discussion on “Making Sense of Organizations and Resources”

 

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January 12, 2015

Getting the Most Out of Afterschool Programs

High-quality programming can improve academic performance, social skills and individual responsibility while decreasing risky behavior and misconduct. That requires qualified staff - but how does a program explain the impact of staff training to the public, funders and other stakeholders?

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January 9, 2015

Competency Education Can Address Readiness Gaps - But Not Alone

Stephanie Krauss has seen up close the deep inequalities faced by many young people in under-resourced communities: through the experience of her brother, who attended one of the best public high schools in his state, versus the experience of students in the alternative high school that she ran, many of whom had attended "dropout factories." Krauss, senior fellow at the Forum for Yout

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January 9, 2015

Research or Evaluation: Which is for You?

Does your program or partnership need a researcher - or an evaluator? If you're not sure, you're not alone: Many program and partnership leaders would be hard-pressed to explain the difference.

 

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December 5, 2014

Forum Creates Performance Partnerships Pilots Hub

The Forum had produced a website hub for P3 resources and information to help sites not only submit strong proposals, but also build the capacity of the partnerships to break down barriers and align efforts across departments.

 

View the hub now.

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November 25, 2014

New One-Stop Site for Research-Practice Partnerships

How Program Providers Partner to Achieve Impact

Direct service programs have profound impacts on the people they serve. But can they achieve a true “collective impact” at the community level?

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November 12, 2014

National Council of Young Leaders Takes on Capitol Hill

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.

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October 14, 2014

How to Maintain Community Engagement to Achieve Collective Impact

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.

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October 14, 2014

Spreading the Word about Quality Improvement

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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October 12, 2014

Save the Date - Ready by 21 National Meeting 2015

Save the Date!

Ready by 21 National Meeting

March 31 - April 2

 

New Orleans is known for many things: Music. Food. Culture. Architecture. And you'll get to experience them all at the fourth annual Ready by 21 National Meeting. 

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October 6, 2014

Building a Blueprint to Improve Youth Outcomes

As more communities recognize the need to develop an overarching plan to improve youth outcomes, one Virginia city is showing how to do it.

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September 30, 2014