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
What role do relationships play in fostering workforce development and career readiness among ‘risk-immersed’ youth?
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.
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.
In the midst of growing national interest in strengthening children’s “soft” or social-emotional skills as critical for learning, work, and life, a new study from Search Institute highlights the power of family relationships as a critical, but often neglected, factor in the development of character strengths in children.
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.
A Research Brief on Assets for Keeping Young People in School
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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.
Good schools are, of course, essential, but not alone sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation’s young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and, yes, in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools and the broader community need to work together to create integrated systems of support for each child—an approach that we term youth systems.
Poverty, crime, teen pregnancy, and unemployment are part of many East Durham residents’ daily lives, and rates of academic success are among the lowest in North Carolina. But the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) aims to change all that. A partnership among local government, nonprofit, faith, and school organizations, EDCI is focusing on the community’s most promising resource – its children. Since 2008, EDCI has increased access to early childhood educational opportunities, strengthened local elementary and secondary schools, helped establish high quality enrichment activities are in…