Building Local Infrastructure for Youth Development

Linda Camino
July 1, 1998

Within the past ten years, a number of "capacity-building" or "local intermediary" organizations have emerged to advance the new vision of comprehensive promotion and implementation of youth development. These organizations employ many strategies familiar to collaborations and partnerships, such as using data and research as organizing tools, offering training and technical assistance and convening constituents. Their major niche however, has not so much to do with particular strategies in and of themselves. Rather, it is defined by the ways in which the organizations help chart, support, implement, and sustain multiple changes for multiple sets of stakeholders.