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June 13, 2013
Cincinnati is Open for Business During School Breaks
To maintain a continuity of support for students, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) have opened their school buildings to families, communities, and partners, even when ...
June 3, 2013
Profile: Boston Mayor's Youth Council
The Boston Mayor's Youth Council has created a lot of awesome projects that are making a difference in the lives of youth in Boston, Massachusetts.
May 30, 2013
One Stone: Student-Led Break Throughs
One Stone is doing great things for communities in Idaho. Check out their story!
May 6, 2013
Let's Get Fiscal: The Cliff, the Compromise and You
What the "fiscal cliff" and compromises will mean for children, youth and families.
May 1, 2013
The Untapped Power of Youth Engagement
Youth development expert Karen Pittman says we increasingly hear talk these days about youth engagement, but it remains underused in many others.
April 29, 2013
Experts: The Time Has Come for Opportunity Youth (VIDEOS)
Three video highlights from former White House advisor Melody Barnes' speech on opportunity youth at the 2013 Ready by 21 National Conference.
April 11, 2013
Mistakes Kids Make: Video & Interactive Action Campaign
Mistakes Kids Make
is a storytelling project to remind us that the mistakes kids make should not ruin the rest of their lives or the lives of ...
April 9, 2013
Program Evaluation: Out-of-School Learning Opportunities in Texas
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 ...
April 2, 2013
You Can't Build Peace with a Piece: April Action & More
Youth across the country are leading a movement for solutions to gun violence that work.
March 14, 2013
Community Network for Youth Development: Resources
For more than a decade, the
Community Network for Youth Development (CNYD)
has served youth workers and youth-serving organizations in the Bay Area ...
March 12, 2013
Jan's Corner: When the Sequester Hits Home
The sequester will have a real and potentially long-lasting impact on programs and on children and youth. Here's what we can do about it.
March 5, 2013
The Opportunity Index: Does your Zip Code Matter More than your GPA?
Opportunity Nation's innovative measuring system to analyze opportunity for youth in counties, cities and states.
February 26, 2013
Afterschool Cuts to the Quick
Last year, the after-school program at P.S. 102 in Elmhurst, Queens shut down due to funding cuts. Without the program, 11-year-old Savannah Colon thought she’d ...
February 19, 2013
Richard Murphy: A Tribute
Remembering a driving force behind the Harlem Children's Zone and a man who infused youth development into NYC policy and services.
February 14, 2013
Citizens Help to Build a Youth Master Plan
More than 250 citizens of Alexandria, VA turned out at two community forums to help their city– a small city just south of Washington, D.C. – create its first Child ...
February 8, 2013
Harnessing the Power Within
In this article, YouthBuild Brockton graduate Lashon Amado weaves a pathway from high school dropout, to 2009 YouthBuild Brockton graduate, associate degree in ...
February 5, 2013
Lessons Learned: Improving Quality & Impact of Afterschool
Nicole Yohalem of the Forum and Bob Granger of the William T. Grant Foundation contributed a chapter to "Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power ...
January 16, 2013
How to Improve Outcomes for Opportunity Youth: Engage Employers to Invest in What Works
In a time of fiscal restraint, an unemployment crisis among our young people, and a skills gap that hurts our businesses and hampers our recovery, it is vital that ...
January 7, 2013
Nine Steps to Media Coverage
A step-by-step guide to reaching local media outlets with your message about any event you or your organization is planning.
January 3, 2013
Students Spark a Food Recovery Movement on Campus
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.
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