From the Field


CLASP Hosts Nov. 17th Webinar- Children and Young Adults in Poverty: A Look at Race and Geography

On November 17, join CLASP for a webinar reviewing recent Census poverty data about children, youth, and young adults. CLASP experts will discuss who is poor and where they live as well as policy solutions that promote pathways to economic security. More than one in five children and almost one in five young adults liveRead More


Aspen Forum and JFF Share Lessons from Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund Sites

There are 6.7 million youth between the ages of 16-24 in the U.S.—defined as opportunity youth—who are disconnected from school and employment. The impact of disconnection experienced by young people affects families, communities, and the broader economic landscape of the United States. African-American and Hispanic youth represent one the fastest growing U.S. demographic segments, yetRead More


Resources for Tough Love Documentary

Tough Love, a documentary produced by PBS this summer, provides a glimpse into the child welfare system by chronicling the journeys of two parents in New York City whose children were taken from them due to neglect. PBS has also produced a discussion guide, lesson plan, and list of resources to guide professionals and othersRead More


Office of Adolescent Health Releases TAG Playbook

The Office of Adolescent Health’s Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) initiative is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America’s adolescents. The most recent TAG resource was releasedRead More


A Day with the Foster Care Work Group

I don’t often spend a lot of time with the foster care work group. And every time I do, I am always amazed at their respectful inclusion of foster care alums as well as their determination to find ways to build upon their investments across the country. Below are some of the highlights of theRead More

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YTFG Road Trip to Philly

The Youth Transition Funders Group is meeting in Philadelphia this year for what looks like an incredible meeting. As you may know, the Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG) gathers twice a year. One part of the meeting is dedicated to the work groups, which are designed to support funders in making the best investments theyRead More


A New Ally in Ending Sex Trafficking…and Other Youth Issues?

Why did Nevada Assembly Bill 67 zip through the state legislature unanimously when all the other anti-trafficking bills had failed miserably year after year? It’s not just because thirty churches, synagogues, and mosques from Southern Nevada organized over a thousand people to learn about the issues, speak to their legislators, and track the legislative process.Read More


New Report on School Discipline

The Consortium for Chicago School Research released a new report on school discipline. The report links child welfare system involvement with school discipline, finding that: “Students with a history of abuse or neglect are at particularly high risk for being suspended. For the first time, researchers were able to combine discipline data with child welfareRead More


CSSP Seeks Jurisdictions for Youth Thrive Learning Community

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is inviting jurisdictions to join its newly-established Youth Thrive Learning Community. Youth Thrive is both a research-informed framework based on a synthesis of research on positive youth development, resilience, neuroscience, stress and the impact of trauma on brain development as well as the name of CSSP’sRead More

encore Seeks Vice President, Encores for Youth (E4Y) Campaign

Founded in 1997 as Civic Ventures, is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to create a better future for young people. They are seeking a Vice President, Encores for Youth (E4Y) Campaign. The successful candidate will lead an effort that will mobilize millions ofRead More

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