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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Patrick Long escaped his office recently to spend a few days in the woods, and came home with new tools to drive “a paradigm shift in the way we think about working with youth.” Long, vice president of community impact at United Way of Bradley County, joined 37 other state and local leaders from around Tennessee for a two-day summit on using Ready by 21 strategies to align and improve services and supports for young people.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Forum for Youth Investment has released a first-of-its kind guide to help cities and communities strengthen and sustain quality in afterschool programs.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
FSG - the organization that helped to make "collective impact" a household phrase in the youth field - has issued a report on using the strategy to serve disconnected youth
Friday, October 5, 2012
Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have volunteered within the past 12 months.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Do America's youth-serving organizations agree on the outcomes they should seek for young people and the indicators they should use to measure progress? Increasingly the answer is "yes," and an important new publication helps organizations of all types align their goals in order to increase their collective impact.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
More than 1,000 leaders from across the country came together for last week's 2012 Opportunity Nation Summit to address the issues of opportunity and social mobility. With 6.7 million young people ages 16 to 24 out of school and not working, the sense of urgency was particularly strong.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
An important measure of the hope, engagement and well-being of America's youth got underway again this week: The 2012 Gallup Student Poll has opened and runs through Nov. 2.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A new report from the National League of Cities (NLC) offers municipal leaders a detailed guide for building management information systems in order to coordinate local afterschool programs more effectively.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Nonprofits want to better understand their performance and are taking steps to do so, but "want more help in performance assessment efforts than they are currently receiving from their foundation funders."
Monday, October 1, 2012
The GreenLight's Social Innovation Fund will work with six nonprofits for the next five years to address the achievement and opportunity gap in the Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco Bay regions.

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