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Friday, August 11, 2017
2017 Collective Impact Convening
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Wallace Foundation is launching a four-year initiative bringing together urban school districts and out-of-school-time organizations to help children in six communities gain greater opportunities for social and emotional learning (SEL) and to better understand and generate lessons on how schools and out-of-school-time providers can align and improve those opportunities.
Monday, June 19, 2017
In a truly moving conversation, the Forum's CEO and co-founder Karen Pittman recently sat down with newly appointed YouthBuild CEO John Valverde and discussed Valverde's personal journey, the importance of trauma-informed support for opportunity youth, and the critical role of love in the YouthBuild work with young people.
Monday, June 19, 2017
How can a community make sure all its young people are safe, healthy and high achieving?
Thursday, April 20, 2017
This playbook highlights promising practices, strategies and resources to help communities support 16- to 24-year old boys and young men of color who are neither in school nor employed.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Through the generous support of the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is pleased to announce the next phase of the SEL Challenge, the SEL Demonstration Initiative.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Leaders from around the country gathered deep in the heart of Texas last week to explore how to ensure readiness, promote equity, increase shared commitments and improve program quality for all young people.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This new report by the Forum for Youth Investment examines five communities that have moved multiple levers the farthest towards funding children’s services.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
North Carolina Chambers of Commerce leaders, county commissioners, early learning program providers, private foundations, community organizations, local school board members, Smart Start local partnerships and business leaders recently spent a day together discussing how to make greater local investments in young children.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
An alliance of Palm Beach County community leaders recently released the Palm Beach County Youth Master Plan, a blueprint for setting priorities and taking action to improve the lives of children and youth in the county.

Recent Press Releases

Sunday, December 31, 2017
The Children’s Cabinet Network, managed by the Forum, publishes the 2017 update of their biennial survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies.
Friday, November 3, 2017
New book, released by The Information Age Publishing is first in a new series which focuses on Current Issues in Out-of-School Time.