When people flee wars in Liberia and Sudan or escape poverty in Togo and the Philippines, they often land in Clarkston, Ga. - a city outside Atlanta, where some estimates say refugees account for half the 7,500 residents.
School and community leaders know that student health affects academic performance - but how can they address both issues collaboratively? Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), has some ideas.
Here's a new way to show real commitment to troubled youth: New York City announced last week that Goldman Sachs is providing a $9.6 million loan for a new four-year program to reduce the rate at which teen boys incarcerated at Rikers Island reoffend.
What does it mean to include parents in your collaborative work to get all young people ready by 21? Among other roles, can parents band together to be effective advocates, even providing a counterweight to well-established interest groups?
For a look at how large and often dysfunctional systems can improve services to troubled youth - in part by tapping community resources. See this report from John Jay College about state juvenile justice reforms.
Do you ever struggle to present data findings in a way that's appealing, maybe even fun? Thought so; that's why SparkAction (a division of the Forum) teamed with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to create the KIDS COUNT Infographics Challenge.