We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!

 

The Forum for Youth Investment

2017 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.

The 2017 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 (i.e., children’s cabinets, commissions, P-20 councils and early childhood advisory councils). The survey assesses coordinating bodies in the areas of partnerships, goals, data, accomplishments and challenges.

Publishing Date: 
January 17, 2019

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.

Publishing Date: 
January 6, 2011

ServeMinnesota's Reading Corps: Case Study on Using Evidence for Improvement

The brief details how ServeMinnesota, a statewide administrator for federal Americorps funding, used evidence to improve its Reading Corps program. The program serves K-3 students with one-on-one tutoring sessions from Americorps participants.

Advancing Evidence-Based Practices

While much attention is given to identifying and replicating effective “brand name” programs, it is also important to look inside the ‘black box’ of programs to identify the specific components that drive their success. These components are variously referred to as staff practices, active ingredients, and kernels.

Comparison Between Evidence Commission Recommendations and Managing for Success Recommendations

This 2-pager compares the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking with the recommendations from the Forum’s Managing for Success report.

Publishing Date: 
September 7, 2017

The SEL Challenge Enters Its Next Phase

Publishing Date: 
April 20, 2017

Funding Brighter Futures Discussion Paper

In this inaugural paper, we outline the four levers that characterize the Children’s Funding Project.

Publishing Date: 
January 5, 2017