Coalitions and Coordinating Bodies
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.
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
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
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.
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.