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Campaign for Youth Launches Mobilization around Reconnecting America's Youth

In anticipation of a new President, a new federal administration and a new Congress, Thaddeus Ferber (program director) and the rest of the Campaign for Youth steering committee released "Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A National Investment Strategy for Reconnecting America's Youth," which calls for increased federal investment and outlines a series of recommendations for action for the ne

Publishing Date: 
January 15, 2008

Recent Conferences and Convenings

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley -- Inspire 4 Life: Summit on Youth. The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMBMV) recently hosted their first Youth Summit. The Summit brought together community and corporate leaders, policy makers, youth providers and key stakeholders.

Publishing Date: 
February 13, 2008

AASA and the Forum: Collaborating with Superintendents

In December of 2007, the Forum and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) co-hosted a three-day forum for state superintendents to discuss collaboration on extended learning opportunities, among other topics. Attached is the presentation given by Marc Levy, President of United Way of Greater Dayton at the forum.

Publishing Date: 
February 13, 2008

Change Makers in Action: Georgetown Divide (Black Oak Mine)

Part of the Ready by 21® Change Makers in Action Series, this case study describes the work done by the Georgetown Divide Ready by 21 Coalition.

Publishing Date: 
August 15, 2006

Core Assumptions About Change

This two-pager summarizes the core assumptions that philanthropists, planners and policy makers consciously or unconsciously take into account when making decisions about where to focus their efforts to bring about change.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2006

President's Remarks: Moving Ideas to Impact to Change the Odds for Youth - Charting the Forum's Course to 2010

Reflecting on her life as a teen growing up in the low-income neighborhoods of Washington, DC, Karen Pittman spells out why she is determined to have the Forum meet its goal of challenging national partners and state and local change makers to ensure that every young person is Ready by 21®.

Publishing Date: 
July 13, 2005

Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change

Engaging young people as partners in community change is a compelling idea, but translating that idea into effective practice requires focused attention to a range issues. The principles described in this paper emerged from the commingling of research and practice that occurred when the Forum for Youth Investment merged with Community IMPACT! USA.

Publishing Date: 
July 1, 2007