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January 26, 2023

Child & Family Well-being in New York State

Citizens’ Committee for Children has released a new report, the Child & Family Well-being in New York State (CFWB) index, which underscores the urgent need for state leaders to go further to address the compounding consequences of the pandemic and profound disparities experienced by children and families. Their comprehensive report examines county-level data on economic security, housing stability, health care, education, youth, and families and communities. It importantly draws attention to the status of children and families in all 62 counties in New York, illustrating both where barriers to well-being are concentrated and long-standing inequities that persist across the state.

January 12, 2023

The Pandemic Report: Considerations for a Post-Pandemic Future for Youth Development Nonprofits

Youth INC has released The Pandemic Report: Considerations for a Post-Pandemic Future for Youth Development Nonprofits. This first-of-its-kind report focuses on data and insights from youth development organizations about the knock-on effect of the pandemic over the past three years. Their interactive webpage illustrates the resilience and ingenuity of their Nonprofit Partner Network and highlights key statistics surrounding the challenges brought on by the pandemic, including loss of revenue, increased community demand for services, and staffing concerns.

December 08, 2022

Navigating SEL From the Inside Out - Middle & High School Focus

The Wallace Foundation has released a new guide, Navigating SEL From the Inside Out - Middle & High School Focus. The guide offers detailed information on 18 evidence-based programs for older youth, including the specific social and emotional skills the programs help develop and the instructional methods they use. It also describes factors to consider in rolling out SEL programs for adolescents, including the different developmental needs of middle school and high school students.

July 29, 2022

Using Federal Funds for Summer Learning and Afterschool

The Wallace Foundation has released a new guide, developed by EducationCounsel, that describes which federal funds can be tapped to make progress in three broad areas to support quality and access: Preparing for program delivery, building ecosystems of support and creating equitable learning environments.

February 10, 2022

Changing the Odds: A Community Vision for Why Education Equity Matters and What We Should Do About It.

#DegreesNYC has released a new report, Changing the Odds: A Community Vision for Why Education Equity Matters and What We Should Do About It. This report examines the 10-year trajectory of 65,000 9th graders who began in New York City public schools in 2008. It details heartbreaking systemic racial disparities, yet holds out for hope that change is coming. It concludes with recommendations and a call to action on how together we can usher in that change.

January 13, 2022

Navigating Uncertain Waters: NYC Workforce Professionals in the Age of Covid-19

Workforce development professionals will play a powerful role in reconnecting New Yorkers to fairly paid, stable, and fulfilling work in the wake of Covid-19. The new report from the Center for New York City Affairs and the Workforce Professionals Training Institute details both the new challenges workforce professionals have faced throughout Covid, and the structural issues that the Covid era has only made clearer.

December 09, 2021

Building Resilience in Youth Through Summer Experiences

The National Summer Learning Association has released a study titled "Building Resilience in Youth Through Summer Experiences: Structured Summer Programming Promotes Social-Emotional Growth and School Preparedness." The study is designed to help practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers understand the caregiver perspective on both kinds of summer experiences, structured and unstructured, including what children do under each scenario, and what they learn academically, recreationally, and socio-emotionally from those activities, whether structured or unstructured.

December 09, 2021

Summer 2021: How California Educators Met the Moment with Re-engagement, Reconnection, and Reimagined Learning

Summer 2021 saw an unprecedented level of attention and infusion of public funding to increase access and expand the role of high-quality summer learning and enrichment programs. These investments sought to respond to the negative effects of distance learning, disengagement, and trauma experienced due to COVID-19, particularly for the students most harmed by the structural economic and racial inequities that have only been exacerbated during the pandemic. Partnership for Children & Youth has released a report describing how California educators met this moment.