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When Youth Feel Unsafe: Brief Insights on the Cognitive and Academic Effects of Exposure to Violence

February 22, 2018

This Point of View brief from the Center for Promise provides research insights on a particularly timely topic - violence in America's schools - that is impacting young people in America. Learn more about this topic by reading this brief
Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life

December 15, 2016

What role do relationships play in fostering workforce development and career readiness among ‘risk-immersed’ youth?
Barriers to Wellness

November 29, 2016

This report provides new insights into the obstacles to wellness young people of color face in five cities and brings young people’s voices and views into the discussion about what affects their health and wellness.
Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation

September 19, 2016

Part of the Don’t Call Them Dropouts series of research, Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation explores the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left school before graduating from high school.

Type: Resource

TAG: Using Data

promises: Safe Places

channels: College & Career

SOURCE: Center for Promise

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Comprehensive Community Initiatives - Case Studies

November 19, 2015

Collective impact – a collaborative approach to solving social problems - is a popular tool used by the government and community-based organizations. Communities across the country are embracing this approach to help children and young people access the fundamental resources  - what we call the Five Promises – that they need to succeed.    Decades of community change efforts demonstrate, however, that this strategy is far from a silver bullet.

Type: Resource

TAG: Youth Voice

promises: Safe Places

channels: Health and Wellness

SOURCE: Center for Promise

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Building Blocks of a GradNation: Assets for Keeping Young People in School

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
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Study and Sample Description

April 15, 2014

The purpose of the Maryland Child Care Choices Study is to examine the child care decision-making process and child care choices of Maryland families who recently applied for the Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program. This first Brief provides an overview of the study’s research questions and design, and describes the sample of families who participated in the baseline survey.  
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Child Care Expenses and Financial Support for Child Care among Applicants for Temporary Cash Assistance

April 15, 2014

This Research Brief focuses on the strategies that parents who recently applied for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) in Maryland use to pay for child care. Specifically, we explore whether parents pay for child care, and whether or not they receive financial support to help pay for this care.  
Child Trends 5: Five Things to Know About School Readiness

April 15, 2014

Child Trends offers 5 things to know about school readiness, based on its work with state policymakers and a review of existing literature on the topic.  
Preparing for Life

April 14, 2014

Preparing for Life is intended to improve school readiness among low-income children by providing mothers with support and training related to child development, using a home visitation model.  An experimental evaluation of the program found that the intervention impacted a limited number of child development outcomes and positively impacted the quality of the home environment, parent-child interactions, and child care arrangements.