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Webinar: White House/Obama Administration Policies Supporting Comprehensive Strategies for Youth


Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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In order for community partnerships to have a positive collective impact on young people’s lives, federal policies need to support comprehensive, place-based interagency efforts. The Forum for Youth Investment, in partnership with the National Collaboration for Youth, American Institutes for Research, the Campaign for Youth, the Children's Leadership Council and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, hosted a webinar to learn about the White House and the Obama Administration’s plans to support such comprehensive efforts for youth in general, and for disconnected youth in particular.

Making the Connections: A Report on the First National Survey of Out of School Time Intermediaries

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Based on the first national survey of after-school "intermediary" organizations, this report describes the after-school coordinating groups, the forms they take and their big concerns. Top of the list? Increasing access for disadvantaged youngsters to affordable, high-quality programs.

Community Collaboratives: 12 Profiles of Community-Wide Change

Monday, August 6, 2012
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Through their work with the White House Council for Community Solutions, The Bridgespan Group had the opportunity to learn from 12 community collaboratives engaged in collective impact across the country. These collaboratives have already achieved needle-moving change (at least 10 percent progress on a community-wide metric) and are making further strides in solving critical social issues. Below are profiles of each that share the collaboratives' paths to getting results.

Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America's Biggest Challenges

In December 2010, President Obama created the White House Council for Community Solutions to demonstrate the power of engaging “all citizens, all sectors working together.” The Council decided to look beyond individual programs showing success with limited populations and instead examine communities that are solving problems together and moving the needle in a way that improves results for the whole community.

Monday, February 6, 2012
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Communities face powerful challenges—a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy—that require powerful solutions. In a climate of increasingly constrained resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative—an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by enlisting all sectors to work together toward a common goal—offers enormous promise to bring about broader, more lasting change across the nation.

Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.

The study identified 110 coordinating bodies and reported initial findings on the breadth of their partnerships and goals, how well they use data, and their effectiveness in using innovative strategies to support children and youth.

Friday, June 15, 2012
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While child and youth coordinating bodies such as Children’s Cabinets, P-20 Councils, and Early Childhood Councils are critical in providing seamless, effective and efficient services to children and youth, there is little research on them. Which is why the Forum conducted the Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.: the first comprehensive biennial survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies, conducted with assistance from the RAND Corporation.
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Leading the Leaders: What It Takes to Build an Overarching Leadership Council Webinar Recording

In this webinar, participants heard from a community and state that recently established a council and explored best practices in forming and sustaining a leadership council using a hands-on self-assessment tool.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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With various people and organizations playing unique roles in your community – focusing on particular issues, populations and geographic areas – someone needs to keep an eye on the big picture, connect the work of those groups and make sure there are no gaps. That’s why every successful Ready by 21 state or community has an overarching leadership council.