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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For those wondering what a nonprofit can and cannot legally do when it comes to electoral advocacy, SparkAction and several partners hosted a free webinar on Nonprofit Advocacy Dos and Don'ts in an Election Year.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Researchers and service providers struggle to heed the call for "evidence-based" practices and policies in education and in youth development.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Advocates seeking to change state policies on behalf of children got some help last month at a gathering in a Senate office building in Washington: First Focus and the Foundation for Child Development hosted a panel of experts who explained the factors influencing state decisions on children, and how prioritizing child well-being at the state level can improve child outcomes nationwide.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
While state Children's Cabinets often work behind the scenes on low-key items like agency regulations and budget lines, they can also use their clout to rally the public around child and youth issues.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
YMCAs around Seattle are strengthening the skills of their staff and the quality of their services by carrying out an evidence-based improvement model, according to a new report.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state first lady Crissy Haslam have found a new way to show commitment to changing policies and practices for young people: They’re co-chairing the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Anyone who wants to make young people a priority in the 2012 state, congressional and presidential elections should check out Kids 2012. This collaboration of child and youth organizations gives people new ways to combine communications, advocacy and innovative technology to influence campaign discussions.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Corporate Voices for Working Families has released a new publication documenting the important ways in which business leaders and postsecondary educators can collaborate to serve their mutual goals.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Leaders who are working to get young people ready by 21 for college, work and life have a new way to spread the word: An animated video that explains the Ready by 21 approach and challenges viewers to fundamentally change how we guide children and youth to success.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Where do young people with disabilities fit in your efforts to help all youth in your community or state? The value of working across sectors behalf of those young people was on display last week at the annual IDEA Partnership Meeting, where Ready by 21 was explained to a receptive audience.