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Youth development professionals come from many backgrounds and work in a variety of settings. Due to this diversity, it’s essential to ensure there’s a basic understanding of positive youth development among those working in the field.
Obscured by the up-to-the-minute headlines and near-constant push notifications of a sensational election season, the unheralded work of the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policy has quietly begun.
Conference Call Recording: We Really Do Know What Works - Using the Evidence to Create Lasting Change in Juvenile Justice and Beyond
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The federal government recently announced an application deadline extension for the second round of the P3 competition. The U.S. Department of Education will reopen the application process until July 19th.
Baton Rouge leaders recently convened an Urban Congress focused on improving outcomes for boys and men of color. The congress was developed by MetroMorphosis, an urban renewal nonprofit led by Reverend Raymond Jetson, with technical support and guidance from the Forum's Larry Pasti.
New Orleans leaders identified increasing program quality as a key driver to improve outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans. In 2015, Baptist Community Ministries launched a New Orleans Youth Program Quality Initiative (NOLA-YPQI) Pilot in partnership with local leaders in philanthropy and youth development and the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Call Recording: Collective (Seeing + Learning + Action) = Collective Impact; Reflections on the CI Movement Five Years In
The Collective Impact approach rocked the community change world in a way few other ideas have over the decades. What have we learned?
With all the milestones kids need to achieve to be successful, how can a community come together to focus on critical needs? This webinar explores how tools from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Evidence2Success framework provide comprehensive data and an intentional process for communities to establish priorities for improving child well-being.
How can we evolve learning and credentialing pathways for young people in the K-12 system so that they include a broad ecosystem of credentialing and learning environments, and keep young people on the path to college, career and civic readiness?
Annie E. Casey Foundation Webinar Recording: Experts Prescribe Prevention Science to Keep Kids on Right Path
How can science help you solve tomorrow’s problems for youth today? This recent webinar by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explored how the benefits of prevention science and research science can be applied through tested, effective programs to improve the well-being of children and youth in your community, and how to find programs that address your priorities. The Annie E.
The Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) round two public solicitation for proposals was released! You can access the federal application and related tips and materials at:  http://forumfyi.org/P3
The application submission deadline is June 27, 2016.
The Collective Impact Policy Summit brought together state and local leaders who are engaged in innovative thinking and practices to align their efforts vertically (from local to federal) and horizontally (across education, human services, health, justice, labor and more).
How do you measure the impact of a person? By the number of people they inspire? The opportunities they create for youth through systems-level change? The paradigm shifts they lead -- like “problem free isn’t fully prepared” – to help communities get more young people ready for college, work and life?