The Forum for Youth Investment

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

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: 
December 31, 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

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?

From Data to Evidence to Policy: Recommendations for the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

President Obama has signed a bipartisan bill creating a 15-member commission to determine how the federal government can share and link administrative data sets without risking personal information privacy.

Publishing Date: 
May 2, 2016