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Ready News: July 14, 2016

Ready News
July 14, 2016
 

Performance Partnerships Pilots (P3) Round Two Application Deadline Extended

 

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News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
Performance Partnerships Pilots (P3) Round Two Application Deadline Extended
The federal government recently announced an application deadline extension for the second round of the P3 competition. The U.S. Department of Education will reopen the application process until July 19th. Entities that ran out of time to complete their applications will now have additional time. Official questions can be submitted to disconnectedyouth@ed.gov. Contact the Forum's Thaddeus Ferber for (unofficial) help and support.
 

The Performance Partnership Pilots - commonly referred to as P3 - allow selected local, tribal and state agencies the opportunity to enter into an agreement with the federal government that will grant broad flexibility in how the site uses discretionary federal funds to implement evidence-informed practices while committing to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth.

The Forum for Youth Investment has created the online P3 Hub, a webpage that provides a central location for P3-related resources and information. Access the P3 Hub here.
Evidence-Based Evidence
Reminder: Thought Leader Roundtable with Shay Bilchik

We Really Do Know What Works - Using the Evidence to Create Lasting Change in Juvenile Justice and Beyond

Thursday, July 28
2:00- 3:00 PM EDT
Did you know
  • that a huge meta-analysis of juvenile justice programs concluded that "there is no indication that there were juveniles whose risk level was so high that they did not respond to effective interventions?"
  • that this analysis of over 500 studies landed on a simple but powerful four-part prescription for program success that applies to home-grown programs as well as branded models?
  • that this standardized program evaluation protocol is being used to both flag and fix practice gaps within major juvenile justice and child welfare systems? 
  • that this model parallels the approach of the David P. Weikart Center's Youth Program Quality Intervention used by hundreds of afterschool systems?
If the answer to any of these questions is no, join Karen Pittman as she talks with Shay Bilchik, founder and director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University.  Shay, an attorney by training, has been on the cutting edge of systems reform for decades as head of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the Clinton Administration and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America.  We guarantee that you'll leave the conversation convinced that we really do know what works, but we just don't use this evidence effectively enough to create lasting, scalable practice and policy change.

Space is Limited. Register Today!
New Resource for Two-Generation Approaches to Support Children and Parents Together 
The U.S. Department of Education's Place-Based Initiative Pilot Team recently released a resource focused on Two-Generation Approaches. Two generation approaches consider the needs of both vulnerable children and parents, together, in the design and delivery of services and programs to support improved economic, educational, health, safety and other outcomes that address the issues of intergenerational poverty.  Developed by Jobs for the Future, this document is intended to provide local communities and practitioners with an overview of the research, best practices, and resources available to stakeholders interested in two-generation approaches.  Your input on this resource is invited and appreciated! 

 

Every Hour Counts Third Annual System-Building Institute

Join Every Hour Counts in Chicago on August 3 - 4, 2016, for their Third Annual System-Building Institute. This two-day cross-city learning institute will bring together 15 communities to tap the expertise of Every Hour Counts partner organizations and to build on one another's ideas for developing and strengthening afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs that engage community partners and schools. More information is available here.
2016 Champions For Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact
A strong backbone team - staff dedicated to guiding a cross-sector group of stakeholders toward a common goal - is a critical component of collective impact. The Collective Impact Forum and the Tamarack Institute are offering a 3-day training, October 18 - 20, 2016 in San Antonio, designed for leaders of backbone teams from collective impact initiatives.

This workshop will provide professional development to backbone leaders; create peer learning among backbone leaders; and generate new insights on the work of backbone organizations for the field. For more information, visit here.
 
 
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