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Navigating and Negotiating Pathways for Success: Capturing the Life Experiences of Urban Youth and Their Caregivers

November 21, 2016

This work is part of a larger study by the Center for Promise of how communities come together to support young people, and how young people and their families navigate and negotiate those communities to succeed academically and vocationally, and engage civically. For this study, the Center for Promise conducted two rounds of in-depth interviews, approximately six months apart, with 47 pairs of caregivers and youth in four urban communities in the Northeast and Southeast United States. The questions explored the ways that youth and their families navigate and negotiate their communities to…
Transforming East Lake: Systematic Intentionality in Atlanta

November 21, 2016

The East Lake community in Atlanta faced high rates of violence and unemployment and low graduation rates. Now, more than 20 years after its decline, the neighborhood — and life for its young people — has dramatically improved. 
Building Blocks of a GradNation

December 06, 2016

A Research Brief on Assets for Keeping Young People in School Center for Promise Research Related Promises: Caring AdultsEffective EducationSafe Places
Defining Webs of Support: A New Framework to Advance Understanding of Relationships and Youth Development

February 13, 2017

In this brief, the authors present a web of support framework to describe how youth relate to adults and peers in their lives, and how these relationships provide the supports necessary for young people to thrive. This framework is composed of three key layers, each of which contributes to a young person’s development: relationships, resources, and networks/social capital.
Turning Points: How Young People in Four Career Pathways Programs Describe the Relationships that Shape Their Lives

February 27, 2017

Turning Points builds on the programmatic insights from Relationships Come First by asking young people enrolled in career pathways programs in four cities – Café Momentum in Dallas; Per Scholas in the Bronx, Urban Alliance in Washington, DC, and Year Up in the Bay Area – to  describe how the relationships in their lives shape their development.