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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.
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.
Here are suggested materials and resources from the January 13, 2015 Panel Discussion on “Making Sense of Organizations and Resources”
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?
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
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.
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.
Direct service programs have profound impacts on the people they serve. But can they achieve a true “collective impact” at the community level?
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.
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.
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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As more communities recognize the need to develop an overarching plan to improve youth outcomes, one Virginia city is showing how to do it.