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Blogs by Forum staff and by leaders around the country about getting young people ready for college, work and life.

Giving Voice to Young Men of Color

Karen Pittman
Thursday, July 28, 2011

As an African-American woman, I take a deep breath every time a mainstream organization issues a report focused on a specific population group. Why? Because the reports run the risk of inadvertently blaming the victim.

That's why I'm so excited about a new report from the College Board.

Actually, it's more than a report: It's a whole new set of resources that bring urgency and realism to the educational roadblocks faced by young men of color.

Improving Our 'Collective Impact'

Karen Pittman
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Every now and then, you run across an individual or organization that not only understands what you are trying to do, but articulates your theory and validates your actions with elegance and simplicity.  Everyone involved with Ready by 21 just received that gift, through the powerful words of John Kania and Mark Kramer, managing directors of Boston-based FSG (Foundation Strategy Group).