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May 21, 2013
Could the Arts Spark an Education Revolution?
A man, a troubled middle school and one unlikely decision that sparked a turnaround.
May 9, 2013
Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities
National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
The YEF Institute has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with ...
May 8, 2013
Reconnecting Students in Montana (VIDEO)
About one in three American Indian students in Montana will drop out of high school, according to a recent study. It's a statistic that's higher than the ...
April 9, 2013
Program Evaluation: Out-of-School Learning Opportunities in Texas
Texas Education Agency
An evaluation of the Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers shows that students in high-quality centers had fewer disciplinary incidents, were more likely to ...
March 19, 2013
Miserable Conditions & Low Pay: I Couldn't Wait to Start this Job
Sarah Huff is one of The Corps Network 2013 Corpsmembers of the Year. She tells a powerful -- and humorous -- story of how a job of miserable conditions in a tough ...
March 16, 2013
Youth of Color Statement on School Safety
Youth Justice Coalition
You Can't Build Peace with a Piece, a campaign organized by young people of color in the Los Angeles area, released this comprehensive statement and recommendations ...
March 15, 2013
Communications Success Snapshot: Placing Your Op-Ed
A case study looks at the March 1, 2013 op-ed in
The Hartford Courant
and the two reports it covers: a great success in media highlighting important ...
March 13, 2013
Success Story: Ventura Teen Finds Hope Through Juvenile Drug Court
As a young teen, JM had dangerous addictions and lifestyle. When she hit rock bottom at 14, she got a second chance through drug court.
March 11, 2013
13-Year Old Inspires New Mexico Senate
Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council
A 13-year old convinces his state Senate to support a Presidential Youth Council.
March 7, 2013
Beyond Awesome: Georgetown Student Runs For Newark City Council
A young man born into a high-risk environment runs for city council in his home city of Newark, New Jersey.
February 19, 2013
For Baltimore Youth, Opportunity Goes Green
Corps are powerful youth development programs that give young people real-world skills. Here’s a look at one: the Baltimore Center for Green Careers, which offers ...
February 17, 2013
From Prison to Juvenile Justice Lawyer
San Francisco Chronicle
From juvenile offender to recipient of the prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship, an "opportunity" success story.
A group of incarcerated ...
February 8, 2013
Harnessing the Power Within
The Huffington Post
In this article, YouthBuild Brockton graduate Lashon Amado weaves a pathway from high school dropout, to 2009 YouthBuild Brockton graduate, associate degree in ...
January 10, 2013
Gallup Poll Takes Schools Beyond Academics
Forum for Youth Investment
Like a lot of school superintendents, Kathy Burkhardt knows that despite her district's efforts to help struggling students, they aren't addressing the real ...
January 10, 2013
Chicago Youth Take a Stand Against School Suspensions
Students from the Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) have been fighting against an overreliance on suspensions for minor behavior offenses in Chicago ...
January 4, 2013
The Corps Network Corpsmember Success Stories
The Corps Network
The Corps Network helps thousand of young people successfully improve the pathway of their lives to jobs and employment through service programs.
January 3, 2013
Students Spark a Food Recovery Movement on Campus
Food Recovery Network
Ben Simon, the young founder of the Food Recovery Network, sparked a national movement for food recovery while a student at the University of Maryland.
December 21, 2012
Progress in the First Five Years: An Evaluation of Achieving the Dream in WA State
In 2004, Lumina Foundation for Education launched an innovative national reform initiative, Achieving the Dream (ATD), with the purpose of increasing the persistence ...
November 15, 2012
How an At-Risk Youth became a Service Provider for At-Risk Youth
The Corps Network
What happens when a young person gets a chance to change the odds? Germain Castellanos, a graduate of the Youth Conservation Corps, Youthbuild and AmeriCorps, has ...
November 15, 2012
Understanding the "How" of Quality Improvement: Lessons from Rhode Island
National Institute for Out-of-School Time
When it comes to improving the quality of afterschool programs, managers hold the key. That's one lesson from a new study about how participation in a ...
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