Some 250 leaders from around the nation gathered in San Francisco this week to address one of the fundamental conditions for achieving collective impact: Leading an effective backbone organization.
Great news: After years of work by advocates for disconnected youth, Congress included Performance Partnership Pilots in the fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill. As a result, up to 10 places can enter Performance Partnership agreements to use federal discretionary funds more efficiently and effectively to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.
History shows us that while much has been done in the transformation and evolution of educational reform, there are often many roadblocks that stall progress.
In honor of National Drug Facts Week, held Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, SparkAction (a division of the Forum for Youth Investment) is accepting applications to find the Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters. They are seeking youth who are informing and empowering peers to make smart decisions about drug and alcohol use.
How do you get schools and out-of-school providers working in concert toward the same goals for young people? Leaders in Richmond, Va., are starting to answer that question with a series of summits designed to build a shared agenda for youth development.
In his latest Huffington Post blog, Alex Wirth, board member for the Forum for Youth Investment, describes the 3 steps we must take as a nation to ensure future generations are ready by 21.
These steps include:
FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions announced the Collective Impact Forum - a resource for practitioners and funders who are using the collective impact approach to achieve large-scale systems change.
A Virginia city is using data in new ways to see how its young people are doing and to build support for change.