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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.
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 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 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.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Recently, Karen Pittman delivered the keynote address at the Civic Canopy Summit in Denver, Colorado, focusing her remarks on how communities and leaders can get to impact.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Watch this short video to learn more about the SEL Challenge.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Opportunities abound this fall around the country to explore and discuss effective practices in SEL.

Recent Press Releases

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.
Friday, September 8, 2017
New Report: Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policymaking