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Community Development and Youth Development: Promises and Challenges of Convergence

This paper is a persuasive overview of theoretical and practical evidence of youth and community development as convergent goals or strategies prepared by Michele Cahill, Director of the Youth Development Institute of the Fund for the City of New York. Accompanying this piece is a case study of Youth Development, Inc., a youth-serving organization that has now established a CDC.

1997-04-02
Community Development and Youth Development: The Potential for Convergence

This paper, which builds on a presentation made at a INTRODUCTION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT December 1996 Wingspread conference, is accompanied by case studies of three community development corporations that have significant youth programming and involvement.

1997-04-01
Conference Call: Communications for Youth Advocates (2/14/07)

The Forum for Youth Investment, along with Voices for America's Children and Kids Count, hosted a conference call for youth advocates on communications and messaging on February 14th. The call featured Kristen Grimm, president of Spitfire Strategies, and Ann Lochner, director of the Applied Research Collaborative on Youth Development at the University of Minnesota.

2007-02-15
Conference Call: What's Next for Child and Youth Advocacy?

On December 14, 2006, The Forum for Youth Investment, along with Voices for America's Children, Kids Count, and the National Conference of State Legislatures, hosted conference call for state child and youth advocates to discuss what the changing political landscape means for child and youth advocacy.

2006-12-15
Connecticut: Assessing Outcomes in Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook

This handbook has three purposes. The first is to offer managers and staff in youth programs guidelines for planning an evaluation of their program. The second purpose is to offer a tool to those who wish to conduct their own simple evaluation.

2005-06-15
Core Assumptions About Change

This two-pager summarizes the core assumptions that philanthropists, planners and policy makers consciously or unconsciously take into account when making decisions about where to focus their efforts to bring about change.

2006-12-15
Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change

Engaging young people as partners in community change is a compelling idea, but translating that idea into effective practice requires focused attention to a range issues. The principles described in this paper emerged from the commingling of research and practice that occurred when the Forum for Youth Investment merged with Community IMPACT! USA.

2007-07-01
Creating "Good" Schools: Observation and Discussion Tool

This tool was created in order to help young people and adults develop a common language for talking about how to improve schools. The tool provides educators, young people, administrators, policy makers, parents, community members and other stake holders with a common lens for reflecting on their schools and for planning change.

2004-09-15
Credentialed by 26 Series: Raising the Bar from Ready by 21 to Credentialed by 26: Highlights from Community and State Efforts

Anyone working to increase postsecondary success knows that aligning the work of various stakeholders and helping sectors work together is essential – and a new issue brief shows how leaders are making that happen on both the community and state levels.

2012-05-29
Credentialed by 26, Changing the Odds for Students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College

Leaders at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn have changed the way they do business and as a result, increased student success.

2011-01-31