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Ready News: September 8, 2016

Ready News
September 8, 2016

Strategic Financing for Tested and Effective Programs


News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
Strategic Financing for Tested, Effective Programs
Thursday, Oct. 13
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Moving to shared community priorities and tested, effective programs for child well-being requires a strategic financing approach to shift existing dollars to what works. This upcoming Annie E. Casey Foundation webinar features the Forum's policy leaders, Thaddeus Ferber and Elizabeth Gaines, and will explore tools to help communities develop a "fund map" of existing dollars spent on young people. The session will also cover the steps required to develop a strategic financing plan.
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Webinar: Developing a Proposal for a Round Three Performance Partnership Pilot (P3)
Monday, Sept. 12
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET 
Frustrated by federal policy barriers preventing you from providing coordinated services and supports for disconnected youth? Join the Forum for Youth Investment's policy team as they walk through the specific components of the Round Three P3 application and share resources that will help you develop a quality proposal.

P3 will give 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. P3 applicants can request to (1) blend their existing federal discretionary funds and (2) receive flexibility from specific federal program requirements. The round three proposals are due October 31.

Advancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Practices: Upcoming Conferences & Trainings
Opportunities abound this fall around the country to explore and discuss effective practices in SEL. This month, the Forum's Karen Pittman and the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality's Charles Smith will be presenting at the American Institutes for Research and American Youth Policy Forum convenings in Washington, DC. In October, Weikart Center staff will lead workshops on SEL in Seattle (Bridge Conference) and Minneapolis (Experiential Education Conference). 

Explore these and other in-person and virtual opportunities in the new SEL Practices event calendar
Collective Impact Forum Video: Confronting Power Dynamics and Engaging the Community's Voice
What are the pitfalls and principles of practice in effectively integrating community voices into collective impact efforts? How can you involve communities that have historically been left out of decision-making processes? Watch this panel discussion on how to integrate community voice into collective impact initiatives from the recent 2016 Collective Impact Convening. 
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Releases New Issue Brief on Education in Juvenile Justice
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) has released a new issue brief on the importance of partnering with education to better serve youth involved in the juvenile justice system.  Authored by CJJR staff Amber Farn and Jill Adams, "Education and Interagency Collaboration: A Lifeline for Justice-Involved Youth" reviews research on education for system-involved youth, details recent efforts to improve education outcomes for the population, and highlights the Washington Education Advocate Program, a school-based transition program that focuses on bridging the education achievement gap for youth involved in the juvenile justice system in the state of Washington.  
The issue brief is available here.
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