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Aligning Policies, Increasing Impact

Sometimes, the left hand even holds the right hand down. That’s because policies, practices and funding streams that have been instituted over many years by many different people aren’t aligned – and young people suffer. This webinar highlighted concrete examples and specific policy language at the local, state and federal level. Participants learned how they can improve policies and align resources to maximize their positive impact on youth.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Do you ever feel like well-intentioned people around you are working hard but, to borrow a cliché, it looks like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing?
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Using Social Impact Bonds to Support a Bundle of Youth Interventions

Well beyond an introduction to creative financing, this webinar serves as a conversation about the mechanics of implementation.
 
Speakers include leaders representing renowned, evidence-based organizations already on the ground and Social Impact Bond subject matter experts.   

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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The Forum for Youth Investment hosts an interactive discussion on how organizations can use Social Impact Bonds to fund and scale a holistic set of evidence-based programs to support youth.
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Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention

 This study, Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention, shows how a cycle of assessing staff practices, planning based on the assessment and targeted training improves the quality of services delivered to young people. It says the Youth Program Quality Intervention model increases program quality among a wide range of afterschool systems, is sustainable and cost-effective, and might boost staff retention.
 

Monday, April 9, 2012
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Looking for a systematic way to improve afterschool program quality?
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