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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?



Publishing Date: 
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.

Publishing Date: 
July 24, 2013

The Untapped Power of Youth Engagement

We increasingly hear talk these days about youth engagement, a popular youth-development strategy that has been successful in many places – but that remains underused in many others.

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April 22, 2013

Nonprofit Forms Affiliate to Boost Collective Impact for Youth

Contact: Patrick Boyle
202-207-3729
patrick@forumfyi.org

The nonprofit Forum for Youth Investment has formed a new affiliate to help communities achieve collective impact for young people.

Publishing Date: 
March 8, 2013

Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth

That's the advice the Forum for Youth Investment gave the U.S. Department of Education as it sought input about effective practices and strategies to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. The department's Request for Information also asked about legislative and regulatory barriers that inhibit states and localities from serving this population as well as they could.

Publishing Date: 
August 14, 2012

Race to the Top District Competition

Recommendations Submitted by the Forum for Youth Investment

Prepared by Thaddeus Ferber, June 2012

Publishing Date: 
June 13, 2012

Aligning Policies, Increasing Impact Webinar, May 29, 2012 - 3 p.m.

May 29, 2012 - 3:00 pm to May 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm
Contact Info: Kiley Bednar | (202)-207-3722 | kiley@forumfyi.org

Do you ever feel like well-intentioned people around you are working hard but, to borrow a cliché, it looks like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing?

Publishing Date: 
May 14, 2012

Connecting the Dots: Data Sharing in States and Communities to Better Connect Youth Services Webinar, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3 PM ET

Data sharing: It's an important topic, given the myriad systems that house information about our communities. Whether you are a teacher, service provider, parent or policymaker, aligned and connected data can have a powerful impact on how you work with young people individually and how you help all youth in your community achieve their best outcomes.

Publishing Date: 
March 13, 2012

Establishing a Balanced Set of Goals: Guiding the Way Webinar, March 27, 2012 3 PM ET

Featured Speaker: Suzanne Hershey, Senior Fellow, the Forum for Youth Investment and former Facilitator of the Ready by 21 Initiative, Austin, Tex.

Publishing Date: 
February 29, 2012

Engaging Key Stakeholders: Chattanooga Connections Webinar--Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 3 PM ET

Featured Speakers: Linda McReynolds, United Way of Greater Chattanooga and Lesley Scearce, On Point, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Publishing Date: 
February 28, 2012

Introduction to the Ready by 21 Strategies Webinar January 31, 2012, 3 PM ET

Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 provides clear standards to achieve collective impact, tools and solutions to help leaders make progress, and ways to measure and track success along the way.

Publishing Date: 
January 31, 2012

Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville Webinar, December 13, 2011, 3 PM ET

Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.

Publishing Date: 
November 21, 2011

A New Way to Fund Social Programs?

Could Social Impact Bonds - where private investors fund social programs up front and get returns based on their success - change how we fund youth and family services in the United States? The White House recently partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to discuss the possibilities.

Publishing Date: 
November 17, 2011