Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance Announce Youth Opportunity Fund Grant Recipients in 10 U.S. Cities
The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance today announced that 12 nonprofit organizations have been selected as recipients of the Youth Opportunity Fund, a $3 million initiative to support city-level, innovative and scalable programs connecting more than 3,500 youth to opportunities that increase their employability and prepare them for lifelong success.
America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of youth and children, announced today that Malcolm Davis and Julie Pham have been elected to its Board of Directors and Sanah Jivani has been appointed an Alliance Trustee. They will each serve a two-year term.
Drawn from Dr. Gerald Newmark’s book, How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, this brief focuses on the issues that children have with their parents and seeks to find a compromise which allows for both sides to be heard. The brief includes a list of 20 questions, concerns, and problems frequently expressed by children about parent-child relations, as well as exercise ideas meant to facilitate open dialogue between parents and children.
Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and Implementing an Initiative to Support the Pathway to Graduation for At-Risk Students
This toolkit highlights the lessons learned from a planning process that tasked 15 local United Way “pilot sites” with bringing together schools, community organizations, families, and other stakeholders to a develop a comprehensive family engagement initiative. With support from UWW and the Harvard Family Research Project, these pilot sites adopted outcome-focused approaches with the aim of designing family engagement strategies to remove obstacles to engagement, and, ultimately, build stronger connections between families and schools.
This research – conducted by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research on behalf of the AT&T Foundation – brought together parents, teachers and students to discuss their different, and often conflicting, views of the causes and cures of dropping out of high school. Featured in the report is a toolkit that provides communities with a guide to conduct dialogues in their own schools.
This report, released by the American Youth Policy Forum describes programs that have been proven to help young people successfully complete high school and be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers. These programs represent a wide range of interventions, including school-wide reform initiatives, community-based afterschool services, work-based learning opportunities, and college access programs.
This National Center for Learning Disabilities publication provides facts, trends, and indicators regarding learning disabilities (LD). It highlights the most common types of LD in the US categorized by age, sex, income level and race. The statistics detailing post-secondary school enrollment for students with LD and the achievement gap between students with and without LD indicate both the progress made and the challenges that people with LD are still facing.
Unfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education is Critical to Business and America’s Future
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) model of engaging the business community has mobilized corporate leaders to support early learning programs. The CED model provides new data, strategies, developments and examples of corporate engagement to promote investment in early childhood. This model offers recommendations to CEOs about how they can promote the early childhood initiative.
This new piece of research examines the long-term outcomes of foster youth who had, or did not have, a natural mentor in their lives as adolescents. Drawing from data in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the authors find that foster youth who had mentors had more positive outcomes in a number of key areas as adults, including health and educational success. Although centered around naturally-formed mentoring relationships, this research indicates that close non-parent adult mentoring relationships may be a key strategy for supporting foster youth as they age into adulthood.