The Forum for Youth Investment
This new report examines five communities that have moved multiple levers the farthest towards funding children’s services. These five have established children’s funds, bolstered by early efforts to engage the community, develop common outcomes, and establish a coordinating body to oversee the funds.
Collective (Seeing + Learning + Action) = Collective Impact; Reflections on the CI Movement Five Years In
The Collective Impact approach rocked the community change world in a way few other ideas have over the decades. What have we learned?
The 2015 Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. is the nation's only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies (e.g., children's cabinets, early childhood councils and P-20/P-16 education councils.) The survey assesses coordinating bodies in the areas of partnerships, goals, data, accomplishments and challenges.
The Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) round two public solicitation for proposals was released! You can access the federal application and related tips and materials at:  http://forumfyi.org/P3
The application submission deadline is June 27, 2016.
In order for community partnerships to have a positive impact on young people's lives, federal policies need to support comprehensive, place-based interagency efforts.
On Independence Day, SparkAction and the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council released a list of the Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers, featuring exemplary young people from across the country working to keep our democracy strong.