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Congressional Evidence-Based Policy Commission Gets to Work

Obscured by the up-to-the-minute headlines and near-constant push notifications of a sensational election season, the unheralded work of the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policy has quietly begun.

Publishing Date: 
August 11, 2016

Performance Partnerships Pilots (P3) Round Two Application Deadline Extended

The federal government recently announced an application deadline extension for the second round of the P3 competition. The U.S. Department of Education will reopen the application process until July 19th.

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July 15, 2016

New Orleans Youth Program Quality Initiative Video

New Orleans leaders identified increasing program quality as a key driver to improve outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans. In 2015, Baptist Community Ministries launched a New Orleans Youth Program Quality Initiative (NOLA-YPQI) Pilot in partnership with local leaders in philanthropy and youth development and the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

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July 1, 2016

Baton Rouge Holds Urban Congress Summit

Baton Rouge leaders recently convened an Urban Congress focused on improving outcomes for boys and men of color. The congress was developed by MetroMorphosis, an urban renewal nonprofit led by Reverend Raymond Jetson, with technical support and guidance from the Forum's Larry Pasti.

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July 1, 2016

Conference Call Recording: We Really Do Know What Works - Using the Evidence to Create Lasting Change in Juvenile Justice and Beyond

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Publishing Date: 
July 29, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Identifying Community Priorities for Child Well-Being

With all the milestones kids need to achieve to be successful, how can a community come together to focus on critical needs? This webinar explores how tools from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Evidence2Success framework provide comprehensive data and an intentional process for communities to establish priorities for improving child well-being.

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May 31, 2016

Call Recording: 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?

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June 28, 2016

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