Coalitions and Coordinating Bodies

Coalitions, Councils, Cabinets, Task Forces and all other types of coordinating bodies which convene a broad range of stakeholders to align overall efforts.

Ready by 21 Case Study: Georgetown Divide

This is a story of a community bringing together a wide range of organizations to improve services and results for youth. Community leaders on the Georgetown Divide gathered a broad coalition to improve youth outcomes.

Publishing Date: 
February 23, 2011

Don’t Stop Collaborating – Just Stop Creating New Collaboratives

Many states and communities have multiple task forces, partnerships and councils working on overlapping youth issues, from bullying to pregnancy to dropouts. This policy brief calls attention to the problem of collaboration overload, and suggests ways to tackle it. Check out these tips for working collaboratively without creating redundancy.

Publishing Date: 
January 6, 2011

Massachusetts Statewide Action Plan

The Forum for Youth Investment facilitated a Ready by 21 approach over the course of three retreats with the Massachusetts Action Planning Team made up of over 100 members.  The Action Planning Team (APT) was convened and supported by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  Made up of stakeholders ac

Publishing Date: 
November 16, 2009

Congressman Yarmuth Calls for Creation of White House Office on Children and Youth

The Forum is delighted that Congressman Yarmuth sent a letter to President Obama days after he took office calling for him to issue an executive order that would create a White House Office on Children and Youth.  This reinforces the message sent to President Obama by the Forum and more than 300 leading child and youth organizations.  Learn more at

February 5, 2009

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Reflections from the International Learning Group on Youth and Community Development

This volume pulls together a range of reflections from members of the International Learning Group (ILG) members, Latin American friends and staff. The bulk of the volume is devoted to the individual and collective essays, interviews, statements and reports written or inspired by the ILG members during and after the Latin American visit.

Publishing Date: 
September 3, 2001

Community Development and Youth Development: Beacons: A Union of Community and Youth Development

This report is a compilation of three case studies of New York City organizations that have started Beacons, school-based community centers that offer young people and families a wide array of opportunities to engage in youth development and community building.

Publishing Date: 
April 3, 1997

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.

Publishing Date: 
April 2, 1997

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.

Publishing Date: 
April 1, 1997