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Oregon Commission's Strategic Planning Retreat

Karen Pittman and Elizabeth Gaines travelled to Salem, Oregon for a strategic planning retreat with the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, the largest umbrella advocacy group for children and families in Oregon.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services

The Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services, with the OASIS Center, held their 2007 annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  This year, Karen Pittman gave a keynote highlighting how the Forum's Ready by 21 framework can help allied youth fields ensure that all youth, especially those from disconnected families, have the opportunities, supports, and services they need to succeed.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Sarkeys Foundation's Southwest Regional Leadership Forum

Merita Irby presented at the Sarkeys Foundation's Southwest Regional Leadership Forum where nonprofit leaders convened to discuss issues around nonprofit management and specific content focus areas. Merita facilitated a breakout session entitled "Helping Young People Become Ready by 21."

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Georgetown Divide/Black Oak Mine Receives CCP Award

The Georgetown Ready by 21 Coalition is the recent recipient of of the 2007 Award for Building Community from the Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP) in Sacramento. This award is given annually to community coalition or collaborative who is building community infrastructure that supports youth and community and is bringing human resources to their community.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Karen Pittman Given Spirit of Service Award at Conference Held in Baltimore

On November 16, The Healthy Teen network held their 28th annual conference where Karen received a Spirit of Service Award in honor of her "dedication and leadership in the field of adolescent pregnancy, parenting and prevention."

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Thaddeus Ferber Selected in Case Foundation's Top 100 Make It Your Own Awards

The Case Foundation's Make It Your Own Awards are given to individuals who connect, innovate, and activate their communities.  This grants program challenges people from all walks of life to discuss what matters most to them, decide what kind of community they want, and take action together.

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December 12, 2007

Ready by 21 Quality Counts Kick-Off Meeting a Success!

Teams from a dozen states and communities participating in the Ready by 21 Quality Counts Initiative came together for a two day kick-off meeting in Washington, D.C. November 29 and 30.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Immigrant Youth Development Article

Forum staff members Karen Pittman, Nicole Yohalem and Nalini Ravindranath contributed to an article on immigrant youth in collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families (GCYF). The article, "Targeted Youth Development: A Closer Look at Immigrant Youth," was published in the latest edition of Insight, a GCYF publication.

Publishing Date: 
January 15, 2008