Member News

YTFG COVID-19 Resource Center

To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More

Housing Challenges for Vulnerable Young People: EWB Virtual Learning Session Summary

Thank you to our wonderful presenters, panelists, and participants for an enlightening conversation on February 25th that focused on access to stable and affordable housing, an important determinant of economic well-being for young people. This was the first of a series of virtual learning sessions that will be led by YTFG EWB Fellows, and thatRead More

New Resource Guide from California Homeless Youth Project

The California Homeless Youth Project (CHYP) published a new resource guide for students experiencing basic needs insecurity at California’s public colleges and universities, entitled Emergency Housing, Food, & Financial Resources for Undergraduates at California’s Public Colleges and Universities. Funded by the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and California Wellness Foundation, the resource guide builds on CHYP’s recentRead More

Raikes Foundation Helps Bring Geelong Project to King County, WA

The Geelong Project is an early intervention model developed in Australia that has demonstrated success in keeping students in school and off of the streets when they are found to be at risk for homelessness. The Tukwila School District plans to launch a pilot later this year and it is hoped that other King CountyRead More

Casey Seeks Applicants for 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking the next cohort of Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council members. They are inviting youth to apply if they are 18-25, have current or former involvement with the juvenile justice system, and want to grow their advocacy and leadership skills. See details at this link.

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book. In addition to its annual rankings on child well-being indicators, this year’s publication warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least 1 million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy wouldRead More

New Race for Results Report from AECF

Kids in immigrant families, the majority of whom are children of color, face formidable barriers to opportunity and success in America today, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest Race for Results report. For instance: The median income for immigrant families with kids is 20% less than the median income for U.S.-born families. OneRead More

Our Children Are Watching: What Are We Teaching Them?

Patrick McCarthy, President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reflects after Charlottesville on the question: “What will it take to end racism, bigotry and ethnic hatred in America?” Click here to read the blog post.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book urges policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s economy as adults. The Data Book also shows the child poverty rate in 2015 continued to drop, landing at 21%. In addition,Read More

Juvenile Justice and Workforce Development Leaders Plot Path to Better Collaboration

On Wednesday, March 29, the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) convened a dozen workforce-development and juvenile-justice leaders in Washington, D.C., for a dialogue to break down misconceptions and identify new avenues for collaboration between the systems. Despite many sets of recommendations over the years, justice-involved youth still are notRead More

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