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Ready News: March 28, 2014

Ready News
March 28, 2014

Partners Launch New Collective Impact Resource


 Partners Launch New Collective Impact Resource
An exciting new resource has been unveiled to help leaders use the collective impact approach to achieve large-scale community change.


The Collective Impact Forum is an online community where everyone from practitioners and policymakers to funders and businesses can share success stories and challenges, solve problems and learn from each other. The project is an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, in partnership with national leaders in collective impact, including the Forum for Youth Investment.

Read more about the partnership and be sure to join this exciting new community.

 News & Resources

Youth Engagement

New Site to Promote Youth Engagement
A new website aimed at encouraging youth and young adults to shape programs, policies and services affecting them has officially been rolled out. Youth Engaged 4 Change was created by the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs. Its features include information about internships and speaking engagements, stories about youth "change makers" and opportunities to share ideas about how to implement the newly released Pathways for Youth: Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Collaboration.

Out-of-School Time

Summer Seminars to Offer OST Professional Development
NIOST Summer Seminars provide hands-on learning opportunities for youth development professionals to enhance their summer and school year programs. Participate in up to three seminars to improve your skills and help you network with other youth-serving professionals.

July 14-18, Boston, Mass.
Find out more.


National Meeting Plenaries and Basic Agenda Announced

What have communities learned about implementing collective impact strategies? How can policymakers help to get young people "ready"? How do we give youth not just more learning time, but more "better learning time?" How do we bring change to scale? 

Those are just some of the exciting discussions you'll hear at the Third Annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, led by such renowned thinkers and practitioners as Ralph Smith, Managing Director of the Grade-Level Reading Campaign; John Kania, Managing Director of FSG; Patrick McCarthy, CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Hillary Salmons, Executive Director of the Providence After School Alliance; and Jane Quinn, Vice President of the Children's Aid Society. Learn more about what they'll discuss.  

Then join hundreds of leaders from across the country who are committed to getting all young people ready for college, work and life. Find out more and register. Rooms are filling up fast so be sure to book your hotel room by April 1 to receive our block discount pricing!


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