Youth Development

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.

Publishing Date: 
September 3, 2001

Youth Development and Community Change: A Guide to Documents and Tools

This guide provides a roadmap through many documents and several years of work on the Community and Youth Development Series that was published with the support of the Ford Foundation in an effort to consolidate answers to basic questions.

Publishing Date: 
September 2, 2001

Youth Action: Youth Contributing to Communities, Communities Supporting Youth

This report explores three important trends and their implications: 1) Our understanding of how to best address the problems and needs of youth, 2) there is interest within the field that provides fresh impetus for youth as change agents, and 3) youth are increasingly tackling challenges in their community.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 2001

Community Development and Youth Development: Beacons: A Union of Community and Youth Development

This report is a compilation of three case studies of New York City organizations that have started Beacons, school-based community centers that offer young people and families a wide array of opportunities to engage in youth development and community building.

Publishing Date: 
April 3, 1997

Community Development and Youth Development: Promises and Challenges of Convergence

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.

Publishing Date: 
April 2, 1997

Community Development and Youth Development: The Potential for Convergence

This paper, which builds on a presentation made at a INTRODUCTION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT December 1996 Wingspread conference, is accompanied by case studies of three community development corporations that have significant youth programming and involvement.

Publishing Date: 
April 1, 1997

Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement: Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals?

This paper summarizes several major shifts that have occurred in the past 15 to 20 years in what researchers, policy makers and practitioners think about what young people need, what they get and where they get it.

Publishing Date: 
March 1, 2003