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New Online Resource for Collective Impact

FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions announced the Collective Impact Forum - a resource for practitioners and funders who are using the collective impact approach to achieve large-scale systems change.

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November 25, 2013

Lessons in Collective Impact

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.

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November 18, 2013

Getting a Better Picture of Youth Well-Being

A Virginia city is using data in new ways to see how its young people are doing and to build support for change.

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November 15, 2013

Changemakers Focus on the Big Picture

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.

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November 11, 2013

Lessons from Innovators

In the Forum’s latest guest blog by Robert Slavin, he shares some of the lessons learned by the team at Erikson Early Math Collaborative, which helps teachers get better at teaching math to young children.

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October 31, 2013

Harnessing Collective Impact to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

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.

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October 25, 2013

Leaders Explore Collaborations to Help Disconnected Youth

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. 

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October 24, 2013

A Network to Insprie First-Generation College Students

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.

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October 23, 2013

Lessons from Innovators

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October 10, 2013

Communities Collect Data to Spur Change

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October 9, 2013

President Makes Time for Disadvantaged Youth

President Obama last week signaled his support for efforts to boost the odds for disadvantaged youth by showing up unexpectedly at a Youth Jobs+ Champions of Change gathering at the White House.

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October 8, 2013

Ready Youth Learning Cohort Open for Application

Imagine…your community having comprehensive data to show whether or not young people are on the path to success.

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August 29, 2013

How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes through Collective Impact

How can your community partnerships achieve real outcomes? What supports do partnerships need to achieve collective impact? What are the key steps in collaborative efforts to improve community conditions and outcomes?



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August 27, 2013

Building Better Afterschool Systems

Nearly 400 public officials, educators, youth program leaders, nonprofit workers and funders from across the country gathered in February for the Better Together Conference in Baltimore.

Their mission: share lessons about building effective systems and encourage cities to better coordinate resources from multiple stakeholders.

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July 25, 2013

Who are the Nation's Top 24 Youth Changemakers?

On Independence Day, SparkAction and the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council released a list of the Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers, featuring exemplary young people from across the country working to keep our democracy strong.

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July 24, 2013