Virginia Cities Challenge Follow-Up Documents

The following materials were included as part of the team binder at the Virginia Cities Challenge Policy Institute in Richmond, VA on March 10 & 11, 2011. Please note that these are draft materials and should not be distributed outside of your organization.

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March 23, 2011

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.

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February 23, 2011

New Mexico Children's Cabinet 2011 Report Card & Budget Report

The New Mexico Children's Cabinet released its 2011 Report Card & Budget Report. This is the seventh iteration of the document, which has garnered national recognition for its innovation.

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February 1, 2011

Researchers Looking at Impact of Youth Interventions

What’s the impact of interventions aimed at improving the settings where children and youth spend their time? That was the topic in December, when the Forum and the William T. Grant Foundation convened an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are studying those effects. The multi-year studies focus on myriad settings, such youth-serving agencies, classrooms and households.

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January 20, 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.

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January 6, 2011

America's Promise Alliance Releases "Building a Grad Nation"

America is making progress in reducing a nationwide crisis in the number of students who drop out of high school.

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January 5, 2011

Credentialed by 26, High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success

High Expectations and Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success is the second installment in the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series. This new brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth, by providing the supports necessary for their success.  

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December 14, 2010