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Transforming Government, Transforming Communities

Through a series of signature “place-based initiatives,” the Obama Administration has made a historic effort to support communities in a comprehensive fashion, helping to empower communities to address their needs holistically. Place-based initiatives concentrate funding, flexibility, technical assistance and other support to help selected sites forge integrated approaches to community transformation that cut across individual programs, departments and sectors.
Friday, May 20, 2016
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How can government change the way it does business to better serve communities?

Webinar: White House/Obama Administration Policies Supporting Comprehensive Strategies for Youth


Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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In order for community partnerships to have a positive collective impact on young people’s lives, federal policies need to support comprehensive, place-based interagency efforts. The Forum for Youth Investment, in partnership with the National Collaboration for Youth, American Institutes for Research, the Campaign for Youth, the Children's Leadership Council and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, hosted a webinar to learn about the White House and the Obama Administration’s plans to support such comprehensive efforts for youth in general, and for disconnected youth in particular.

SparkAction: Free Tools to Boost Your Communications & Mobilization Impact Webinar Recording

This webinar explored ways that SparkAction, our Ready by 21 partner, can help reach and mobilize communities and youth with easy-to-use online tools for advocacy and communications.

Learn more about SparkAction here.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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To achieve long-term, systemic change, you have to have demand and buy-in – not just from top decision-makers but also from community members and young people themselves.
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