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May 20, 2016
SEL Challenge Video Chat Series
"Learning in Action" is a new series of monthly video chats that explore the first-hand experiences of the practices promote social emotional learning. Each ...
May 19, 2016
Cotton Out of Step on Justice Reform, Out of Line in Blocking JJDPA
With less than 100 days remaining on the 114th Congress’ legislative calendar, time is running out for Congress to come together to protect our children and our ...
May 17, 2016
Tell Congress to Make History During National Week of Action for Against Incarcerating Youth
On Wednesday, May 18th, appropriators in the House of Representatives will meet to work on the House proposal and we encourage them to follow the lead of their Senate ...
May 11, 2016
Show You Know it: Scenes from a Performance-Based High School
Janaisa changed schools with an entirely new approach to teaching, Performance-Based Assessment Tests. She shares her experience with tackling new testing ...
April 25, 2016
Press Release: Senate Appropriations Support Juvenile Justice Funding
Coalition Leaders Applaud Senate Appropriations Committee for Sending Strong Message of Support for Federal Funding of Critical Juvenile Justice Programs
April 22, 2016
Changing the Odds for Youth, by Design
Karen Pittman reflects on the progression of tools, resources, and leaders that are working to change the odds for entire zip codes by intentionally improving the ...
April 22, 2016
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Protecting Kids, Protecting Communities – Youth Voices Call on Congress to Act
Years of research have shown that incarcerating a child for a status offense creates trauma and can increase the likelihood of future risky or even criminal behavior. ...
April 20, 2016
The Unexpected Trauma of Applying to College
College is a huge step in any students' career, but there are a lot of assumptions in the college process. Most of them are at the expense of students and ...
April 15, 2016
Webinar Series: Using What Works to Improve Child Well-Being
Webinar series with the Forum for Youth Investment and the Annie E. Casey Foundation who will share tools and strategies to help system leaders and ...
April 14, 2016
The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love: Shedding Light on the Programs for Runaway and Homeless Youth Part 1
A few years ago my colleague, James Bolas, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Homeless Youth (http://www.nychy.org), told me there were rumblings that ...
April 12, 2016
Making Obama’s Last Lap Count for Kids
The Obama administration has demonstrated in recent weeks that when it is committed to an issue, it will go to great lengths to make things happen.
April 11, 2016
HILL BRIEFING: The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Protecting Kids, Protecting Communities
Each year, more than 7,000 cases result in girls and boys being placed behind bars for behaviors like skipping school, coming home after curfew, and running away from ...
April 11, 2016
Raise the Age bill left out of budget, but advocates remain determined
Advocates for raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York are disappointed the measure was not included in the final budget deal passed earlier this month.
April 5, 2016
WEBINAR: Moving the Needle for First Generation College Students: Technology To Complement Advising For College Access And Success
Moving the Needle for First Generation College Students:
April 4, 2016
Let’s Make it Easier for Low-Income Students to Apply for Financial Aid
The issue of college affordability is usually talked about as if the problem is a lack of good information, that students and their families don’t understand ...
March 30, 2016
Slum Living: When Access as Proxy for Quality Is Life-Threatening
Stephanie Krauss reflects a trip to east Africa and the understanding of access as a proxy for quality and the necessity to improve the lives of children.
March 29, 2016
Getting to Readiness, by Design
It is time for bolder language and a bolder call to action: Together, we must ensure that readiness is a right for every young person. Every system, organization and ...
March 17, 2016
Ask Me Anything About Non-Profit Communications: Action Alerts
Curious how action alerts work? When to send them? What to put in the subject line? How to better target alerts? What success look like? Caitlin Johnson ...
March 17, 2016
Thought Leader Roundtables: Conversations on Readiness
Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, joins other national leaders in a thoughtful conversation around readiness.
March 7, 2016
New National Poll Shows Americans Want A Different Youth Justice System
The Youth First Initiative released a national poll showing that across the political spectrum, Americans believe that the youth justice system is in need ...
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