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Transformative Communities Initiative Announces Inaugural Cohort

The Peer2Peer Exchange Fund (P2P) of the Transformative Communities Initiative has announced the members of its 2018 Inaugural Network of Emerging Leaders. With support from Open Society Foundations, Butler Family Fund and Sierra Health Foundation, this inaugural cohort will receive unrestricted grant funding and horizontal (peer-to-peer) strategic planning, coaching and support customized to advance theirRead More

Ballmer Group Invests $20M in Youth Advocate Programs

YAP has announced a 5-year, $20 million dollar investment from the Ballmer Group. They will utilize the funding to accelerate growth and strengthen impact in reducing institutional placement, improving economic mobility, reducing racial disparities and advancing social justice for youth and families. Click here to read more about how YAP intends to use the gift.

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 Publication and Tools Addressing Youth Homelessness and Youth Justice

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and its partners, the National Network for Youth and National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, & Families have released a series of new tools as part of their project, Collaborating for Change: Addressing Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice. The release includes a new report entitled, Implementing Change:Read More

Jim Casey Initiative Releases Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a set of four guides with meeting materials for leaders to hold facilitated conversations about dismantling racism within systems that affect young people. The Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners provides step-by-step instructions for facilitators to lead groups of young people in understanding the history ofRead More

Casey Family Programs Releases Questions from the Field

Casey Family Programs is excited to announce the public launch of Questions from the Field: You Asked, We Answered. This resource page on offers concise, action-oriented products for child welfare leaders and partners that address frequently asked questions about our field’s most pressing issues. The collection combines knowledge and implementation insights from experts andRead More

California College Pathways Featured on PBS

California College Pathways, which is funded by a number of Foster Care Workgroup members, was featured on an episode of Inside California Education focused on the topic of foster youth attending college. It aired on Sunday, June 3.

What Happens When You Put Young People of Color at the Center of #NeverAgain

By Lori Bezahler for The Nation Lori Bezahler is President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, dedicated to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class. In this article for The Nation, she writes about the recent wave of youth activism around gunRead More

Brain Frames Series from the Jim Casey Initiative

Findings from neuroscience and related fields have been shedding new light on how to best support youth and young adults during a critical point in their development. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new resource series called Brain Frames which stem from the work the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative has engaged in to apply brainRead More

How Juvenile Justice Systems Can Support Youth From Immigrant Families

With the increased risk of deportation for noncitizen youth through recent federal actions, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has updated Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, a report originally released in 2014. The update summarizes how federal policies have changed and includes revised policy and practice recommendations for professionals working with immigrant youth andRead More

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