Turning Points: How Young People in Four Career Pathways Programs Describe the Relationships that Shape Their Lives
March 01, 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.
Defining Webs of Support: A New Framework to Advance Understanding of Relationships and Youth Development
March 01, 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.
September 19, 2015
Much has been written about how to prevent students from leaving high school before graduating, and which life experiences or risk factors
March 31, 2014
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.
Navigating and Negotiating Pathways for Success: Capturing the Life Experiences of Urban Youth and Their Caregivers
January 20, 2014
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…
Minority Parent and Community Engagement: Best Practices and Policy Recommendations for Closing the Gaps in Student Achievement
January 15, 2014
The report aims to increase the active involvement of minority parents in their children's schools by identifying obstacles to such engagement and recommending strategies for parents, schools and communities to come together and overcome these obstacles. In addition to providing best practices taken from leading educational organizations from across the U.S., the report also includes policy recommendations submitted to Congress and the U.S. Department of Education during the 2010 re-authorization process of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.