Investing in the next generation: A bottom-up approach to creating better outcomes for children and youth

In Investing in the Next Generation, Bruce Katz and Ross Tilchin, both of The Brookings Institution, discuss the role of "new localism" in providing the "cradle to career" interventions necessary to ensure successful outcomes for America's children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
August 15, 2017

Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policymaking

Image of the cover of the Managing for Success report

The Forum for Youth Investment is excited to release a new report, Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policymaking. This report examines how the federal government creates and uses evidence to inform decision-making.

The report includes:

Publishing Date: 
September 7, 2017

Two-Generation Approaches

There is a growing recognition that traditional investments that focus solely on adults or children constrain
potential impacts by not engaging with families holistically to support and sustain growth and opportunity. By
contrast, two-generation or dual-generation approaches address the challenge of intergenerational poverty
Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2016

ROI for Reconnecting Opportunity Youth in Each Congressional District

Providing federal funding for opportunity youth (16-24 year olds who are not in school and can’t find a job) is not just the right thing to do; it is also good for each district's bottom line.

Publishing Date: 
March 28, 2017

Dedicated Funds Chart

Our research indicates that these places across the country have made strides to secure local funding. Further detail on each community can be seen in the attached chart. 

Publishing Date: 
March 1, 2017

Funding Brighter Futures Discussion Paper

In this inaugural paper, we outline the four levers that characterize the Children’s Funding Project.

Publishing Date: 
January 5, 2017

2016 Collective Impact Policy Summit

This past July, the Forum for Youth Investment hosted the 2016 Collective Impact Policy Summit, a collaboration between multiple national organizations, bringing together federal, state, and local leaders to share their work across levels and siloes of government.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2016

From Data to Evidence to Policy: Recommendations for the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

President Obama has signed a bipartisan bill creating a 15-member commission to determine how the federal government can share and link administrative data sets without risking personal information privacy.

Publishing Date: 
May 2, 2016