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Collaborations for Youth Abound – But Collaboration Does Not

A new survey about community-based collaborations working on behalf of young people backs up what many leaders feel: Communities have lots of youth-focused coalitions, but those groups often don’t collaborate with each other.
Information Update
July 18, 2012

“They are working in silos somewhat unaware of one another's initiatives,” said one respondent to the Collaborative Bodies in Communities Survey, conducted by the Forum for Youth Investment and the National Collaboration for Youth.

Some communities, however, reported having broad, cross-cutting groups that help to coordinate providers and coalitions. Find out more in this four-page summary. The Forum will soon post more data from the survey. Meanwhile, see these resources to align and strengthen coalitions, commissions and intermediaries.