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A New Way to Fund Social Programs?

Could Social Impact Bonds - where private investors fund social programs up front and get returns based on their success - change how we fund youth and family services in the United States? The White House recently partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to discuss the possibilities.

Publishing Date: 
November 17, 2011

Seeking Clarity on Expanded Learning

Anyone who collaborates with schools on out-of-school time programs should watch what happens in Washington with Waiver 11.

Publishing Date: 
November 17, 2011

Forum Flash: November 2011

Youth Organizing for Change, Creative Youth Programs and Lessons from Penn State

Publishing Date: 
November 17, 2011

Youth Organizing for Education Change

Should young people be considered actors in school change, or simply the recipients of changed schools? Growing evidence and our own experience in the field suggest the former. Youth-led efforts to create change in schools, districts and education policy are on the rise.
Publishing Date: 
November 15, 2011

Ready Partners: November 3, 2011

This weeks Ready Partners announces the launch of the Ready by 21 Leader Network and explores ways to involve your community in changing the outcomes for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
November 11, 2011

Ready Partners: November 3, 2011

Publishing Date: 
November 11, 2011

What Do You Want to Take Stock Of?: Exploring the Gallup Student Poll Webinar, Rescheduled for January 17, 2012, 3 PM ET

To make good decisions, leaders need complete data from all the settings and systems where young people spend their time. They need information about youths’ physical and mental health, afterschool activities, employment and family structure, and more. Better data helps leaders use their resources more efficiently and effectively.

Publishing Date: 
November 11, 2011

Letter Urges Guidance on Waiver 11

Washington is abuzz with the Senate HELP Committee's new education bill, but passage remains uncertain. In the meantime, organizations keep their focus on waivers to the current No Child Left Behind law.

Publishing Date: 
November 3, 2011