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November 23, 2021

Leaders of Tomorrow: Immigrant & Refugee Youth - A Guidebook on Leadership Development

Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program developed by the Institute for Educational Leadership with a curriculum co-created by immigrant and refugee youth. The goal of Leaders of Tomorrow is to support and mobilize immigrant and refugee youth through opportunities to expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills, access tools and resources, and improve their own circumstances and those of all children, youth, adults, and families in their communities.

October 14, 2021

2021 Children's Mental Health Report

Even before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, mental health professionals were struggling to meet the needs of the 1 in 5 children and adolescents with a mental health or learning disorder. Then the pandemic hit, bringing an upsurge in youth reporting mental health challenges. A new report from The Child Mind Institute examines the growing body of research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health, including the results of a survey of thousands of parents.

September 23, 2021

Take N.O.T.E.

Learning and thinking differences do not just affect kids in school, they can cause challenges in everyday life. Take N.O.T.E. (Notice. Observe. Talk. Engage.), a free step-by-step guide developed by Understood can help families understand these challenges and take action.

September 23, 2021

Out-of-School Time Programs: Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice - Parent, Teacher & OST Provider

After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, parents’ top priorities for their children’s summer programs are addressing their social and emotional health, providing physical outdoor activities and helping them discover their passion and purpose. Those were key findings from an updated national survey, as well as interviews and focus groups conducted by Edge Research for Learning Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the voice of parents in education. Replacing an earlier version published in May, a new report, along with an accompanying playbook, highlights these findings.

July 22, 2021

Putting Data to Work for Young People: A Framework for Measurement, Continuous Improvement, and Equitable Systems

Developed by Every Hour Counts, the framework updates a tool created in 2014. The heart of Putting Data to Work for Young People: A Framework for Measurement, Continuous Improvement, and Equitable Systems is 11 desired system outcomes, some or all of which organizations might want to measure progress toward, depending on their needs and circumstances. Five are directly related to overall system work and include whether a common goal for afterschool has been established. Three regard the efforts of programs, stressing, for instance, that they use management practices that enhance program quality. And three are related to young people—the rate of youth participation in programs, among them.

July 22, 2021

A Blueprint for Women's Civic Engagement in New York City

Women Creating Change (WCC) has released a new report, A Blueprint for Women’s Civic Engagement in New York City: Toward a More Just and Equitable Democracy. The report is designed to better understand how social and economic inequity shape women’s political participation, to inform WCC’s programmatic and policy priorities, and to urge their partners (past, current, and future) in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors to join them in their mission to foster women’s civic engagement and build a more equitable NYC.

May 13, 2021

Peer Led College Access Programming: A Profile of Student Success Centers in NYC

College Access: Research and Action (CARA) is proud to announce the release of a new report, Peer Led College Access Programming: A Profile of Student Success Centers in NYC. Released at a moment when Student Success Centers (SSCs) are fighting for sustainable public funding, the report documents the history of the student-led initiative to establish SSCs in NYC to address the college guidance gap.

May 13, 2021

Out-of-School Time Programs This Summer: Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice - Parent, Teacher & OST Provider Perceptions

After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, parents’ top priorities for their children’s summer programs are addressing their social and emotional health, providing physical outdoor activities and helping them discover their passion and purpose. Those were key findings from a new national survey conducted in February and March 2021, and interviews and focus groups conducted earlier in December. Both were undertaken by Edge Research for Learning Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the voice of parents in education, with support from the Wallace Foundation.

January 15, 2021

Child and Family Well-being in New York State

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York has released a new well-being index for New York State. The index, "Child and Family Well-being in New York State: Ranking Risks Across 62 Counties," is a first-of-its-kind, in-depth examination of county level data across six domains of child and family well-being. The study examines county-level data across six domains of well-being and reveals that far too many children across New York State experience poverty, housing insecurity, health risks, educational opportunity gaps, and other conditions that challenge their right to thrive and live healthy productive lives.

January 15, 2021

America After 3PM

Afterschool Alliance's new America After 3PM report reveals that demand for afterschool has never been higher. As children face learning loss & isolation from the pandemic, afterschool programs have a key role to play in recovery. Check out the full report to explore the national toplines and dig into data for your state.