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Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth          742.6 KB

11/03/08    The Finance Project

This brief highlights three strategies that leaders and stakeholders can use to finance and sustain mentoring programs and services for youth. These strategies include building partnerships with businesses and foundations, conducting community fundraising to generate revenue and maximizing public revenue. In addition, it provides information on 25 federal funding sources that can be used to finance and sustain these programs.

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The Community Agenda for America's Public Schools(The Coalition for Community Schools)           

09/22/08    The Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

The challenges our nation faces in educating all of our young people are alarming. The Community Agenda offers common results and solutions, along with actions that YOU can take to help the youth of our nation. Learn more about the results we seek, the strategies to reach the results, actions, and policy recommendations.

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The Community Agenda for America's Public Schools

Beyond the Basics(Sara Robertson)          763.1 KB

07/01/08    YMCA

YMCA Community Schools bring the assets of an entire community to bear in preparing children and families for success. This article, features the first YMCA Community School in the country, the Stevenson YMCA Community School (SYCS), created in Long Beach 12 years ago. Today the YMCA of Greater Long Beach has 10 after school programs in the downtown and Long Beach communities that are built around family involvement and community leadership.

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Beyond the Basics

Using CDBG to Support Community-Based Youth Programs          915.2 KB

01/01/08    The Finance Project

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are an important tool for helping local governments & agencies address challenges facing youth. This brief provides policymakers, stakeholders, community leaders, and program developers working in or with community-based youth programs with a basic understanding of how CDBG is structured, how community-based youth programs fit into CDBG purposes and activities, and how communities nationwide are using CDBG to support youth initiatives.

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Using CDBG to Support Community-Based Youth Programs

Closing the Achievement Gap: School, Community, Family Connections          747.1 KB

01/01/08    The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This publication provides an in-depth look at Casey’s support of community schools, including selected results and lessons learned. It also includes stories about one California school district’s innovative parent engagement policy, the Harlem Children’s Zone Practitioners Institute, parent organizing in Texas and Denver, and the Foundation’s contributions to results measurement in the connections field.

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