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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

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

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

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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.

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August 14, 2012

Race to the Top District Competition

Recommendations Submitted by the Forum for Youth Investment

Prepared by Thaddeus Ferber, June 2012

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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 |

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?

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May 14, 2012