On February 28th, agency staff, academic researchers and nonprofit officials gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s offices to discuss how evidence was used in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations as well as what opportunities policymakers can take advantage of to spread the use of evidence in 2018.
The Forum for Youth Investment recently brought together senior career federal government staff and leaders from nongovernmental organizations to hear about two promising approaches that utilize evidence-based practices as opposed to evidence-based programs. Supported by the W.T. Grant and Annie E. Casey Foundations, the event included multiple presentations and a roundtable discussion designed to facilitate dialogue about this approach’s applicability to other policy areas and any potential challenges in implementing it.
This blog is the fourth in a series of junior Forum for Youth Investment staff and interns sharing their perspectives and engaging with the Forum’s Changing the Odds concepts.
On October 26th, 2017, the Afterschool Alliance will launch the 18th annual Lights on Afterschool, a nationwide celebration to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for children, families and communities.
I was raised in the black church but wouldn’t call myself religious. I start my Sunday mornings, however, by tuning into Krista Tippett, producer and host of On Being on NPR.
Schools across the country are re-opening their doors this month to begin a new school year. This is a time that should be full of promise. But due to the current climate in this country, it is also one of fear and divisiveness.