Children & Youth: Opportunity Youth

14 Mar 2018

Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience: Kick-off Meeting

March 14, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Join us for the first meeting of the Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience! This new funder group will meet quarterly and is designed to provide a forum for learning, debate, and relationship building around topics related to the field of...
24 Jan 2018

Crashing the Barriers: Making Work Possible for Everyone

January 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The Zellerbach Family Foundation
In San Francisco and Alameda counties an estimated 27,000 youth are disconnected from work and school; 10,000 are homeless or live in unstable housing; and 16,000 people have been incarcerated and are reentering the community. Like the millions of...
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Pathways to Opportunity: Creating College and Career Success for All Students

Publication date: 
10/2018
What does college and career readiness really mean for high schools in low-income urban communities? A college education remains one of the major gateways to sustainable, high-paid jobs - especially for young people who will be the first generation in their families to get a postsecondary degree, as well as for newly-arrived immigrant students. As high schools seek approaches to ensure that graduates are truly prepared to succeed in (and graduate from) college, many have turned to Career Pathways to integrate meaningful learning experiences with hands-on job training and rigorous early...
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Resources from Crashing the Barriers: Making Work Possible for Everyone

Publication date: 
01/2018
Despite the recovery of the American economy and national unemployment rates at their lowest levels in years, millions of people who are willing and able to work are excluded from that prosperity. To address the inefficiencies and challenges of entry into today’s workforce for young people and adults overcoming barriers like incarceration or homelessness, a unique partnership that was forged in Los Angeles is being replicated in the Bay Area. The Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise or LA: Rise bridges the gaps in service between local social enterprises,...
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Resources from #YesWeCode: A Special Briefing with Van Jones

Publication date: 
08/2014
Hosted by NCG, Marin Community Foundation and Rebuild the Dream, this briefing featured Van Jones and other movement leaders exploring Tech's diversity problem and how #YesWeCode endeavors to address it.
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Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale

Publication date: 
02/2014
A special supplement sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2014 edition. It was created to capture the latest thinking about how nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, public funders, and social entrepreneurs can increase the impact of successful solutions to urgent social challenges. In the following pages, leaders from across the social sector offer their perspectives on “scaling what works” — what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs to happen to ensure that proven and promising solutions find their way...
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Resources from Why Summer Matters: Challenge & Opportunity in Summer Learning for Children & Youth

Publication date: 
03/2013
The impact of summer learning loss on young people’s academic achievement is astounding. Research from Johns Hopkins University has shown that two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income and middle income 9th graders is attributed to the differences in their summer learning experiences in elementary school. Despite this shocking fact, there hasn’t been clear direction about solutions. This briefing presented compelling new research about quality-summer programming in California that is having a measurable impact on students' achievement.

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