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Ready News: February 12, 2015

Ready News
February 12, 2015

The Nuts & Bolts of Aligning Collective Impact Efforts


News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
In This Issue: Expanded LearningOut-of-School Time | Funding

How to Partner for Impact: The Nuts & Bolts of Aligning Collective Impact Efforts 

As leaders in communities around the country implement collective impact initiatives, questions about how to align multiple initiatives are at the top of their list. In a new blog series on the Collective Impact Forum, the staff of the Forum for Youth Investment taps into their experience to tackle those questions. 

Forum CEO Karen Pittman kicks off the series by sharing key steps and examples from initiatives in Bartholomew County, Ind., and Northern Kentucky on how collaborations can begin to align their work. You can also listen to the webinar that spurred the questions - Too Much Collective, Too Little Impact - or read the article behind the webinar - Aligning Collective Impact Initiatives

Time for Equity: Expanding Access to Learning

In the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's latest issue of Voices in Urban Education, entitled Time for Equity, a cross-section of authors - researchers, funders, school designers, and community and youth organizers - reflect on how they use increased and reimagined learning time to ensure equitable access to rich learning opportunities for all young people. Read about how.

Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers

Want to learn how to train your afterschool staff to increase the quality of their work? The Weikart Center's Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers course teaches staff how to deliver the Youth Work Methods courses, which empower direct staff with tools to increase the quality of their instruction and boost youth engagement. 

The course consists of four weeks of distance learning, three days of live training in Seattle, Wash., and one week of distance follow-up. Registration deadline is March 6.  

Find out more.

Funding funding

Communities Working to Improve Health

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is seeking applications for Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE).  Made available through the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SCALE is designed to provide communities with skills and resources to substantially accelerate their health improvement efforts. Funding is for up to $60,000 to support existing work in pacesetter and mentor communities. Find out more.



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