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  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • The Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
  • Results based Accountability
  • LINC Local Investment Committee
  • FAMILY SUPPORT AMERICA
  • JDC Israel
  • Ashalim
  • Brookdale Institution
  • icsw
  • Efshar
  • The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
  • The Freechild Project
    The Freechild Project seeks to advocate, inform, and celebrate social change led by and with young people around the world, particularly those who have been historically denied the right to participate. It was created in April 2000 to encourage young people to seek empowered roles in their schools and communities. A network young people and youth advocates around the world has driven The Freechild Project to international prominence in the fields of youth development, youth empowerment, and youth involvement.
    In late 2005 Freechild became a program of Common Action, a new nonprofit organization located in Olympia, Washington.
    Freechild works with individuals and organizations worldwide to connect young people and social change.
  • YouthAction
    Creating Change Through Youth Organizing Across the country, young people (ages 13-19) are engaging in community struggles for social, economic, and environmental justice. YouthAction has been nurturing youth organizing since 1987 by assisting youth and adult allies. We provide trainings, events, technical assistance and networking opportunities to strengthen youth organizing and create change for local communities.
    YouthAction works with youth and community-based organizations, primarily in communities of color, low income communities, and LGBTQ communities. We are committed to finding locally-driven solutions, and to the building of a more genuine democracy.
  • Youth Activism Project
    In 1992, Wendy Lesko founded the Youth Activism Project as a private non-partisan organization to encourage young people to speak up and pursue lasting solutions to problems they care deeply about. This national clearinghouse, which is located in the Washington, D.C. area, strives to:
    • promote youth civic engagement.
    • train adults how to collaborate successfully with young people.
    • provide free advice to young people to help them transform their ideas into proposals and be taken seriously by the powers-that-be.
    • convince community, educational and government leaders to engage young people in meaningful roles and the decision-making process.
    • promote youth infusion on citizen task forces, school boards, community coalitions, organizations, etc.
    • share best practices and resources with nonprofit and governmental agencies.
    • act as a network, connecting like-minded individuals who are tackling similar public policy issues in the United States or abroad.
  • Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development
    The Innovation Center seeks out extraordinary organizations and individuals across the world. The group works with community organizations, researchers, policymakers, and philanthropists. The approach for their work is to:
    • Value the knowledge, skills, and practices of community organizations.
    • Understand that vastly different organizations share goals and visions that lead to successful partnership.
    • Study others’ successes, rather than bring preconceived formulas.
    • Share discoveries and new practices in the larger arenas of academia, policy, research, and the field of youth and community development.
    Partnerships with foundations, organizations, youth, and adults spark creative processes, build on existing assets and resources, and generate practical tools and resources that include:
    • Tool kits, technical assistance, and research;
    • Peer learning groups and peer exchanges for community organization leaders;
    • Connections across the fields of academia, policy, social services, and philanthropy;
    • Guidance for funding research, development, and program evaluation;
    • Training services that expand skills, strengthen management, and connect organizations and foundations to new and existing resources;
    • Capacity-building techniques that help organizations become more effective.
    Initiatives include:
    • Youth in Decision Making: “At the Table.” Launched by National 4-H Council in 1998 and now a project of the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development, "At the Table" is a collaborative initiative aimed at building a national movement for youth in decision making.
    • Civic Engagement, and Activism. Consulting, training, and supporting local civic activist organizations creates opportunities for young leaders and youth workers to exchange ideas and strategies and become better facilitators, program planners, and leaders. Organizing international exchanges, visits, and interactions creates opportunities for young activists to make global connections. Work strengthens the youth development profession by contributing research, documentation, and strategies for achieving youth development outcomes through civic activism. It strengthens the field of community development by engaging young people as assets with important contributions to make rather than viewing them as “risks.”
    • Building Community,
    • Youth-Adult Partnerships,
    • And emerging projects such as Peace Circles and Leadership Development.
  • Youth on Board
    An international organization located in Somerville, Massachusetts.
    Youth on Board prepares youth to be leaders and decision makers in their communities and strengthens relationships between youth and adults through publications, customized workshops, and technical assistance. Since 1994 Youth on Board has:
    • Trained more than 12,000 people,
    • Sold over 6000 Youth on Board manuals, books, and videos,
    • Consulted to over 380 schools, organizations, and government agencies,
    • Provided services in 45 states and 11 countries
    Their core publication is Youth Governance: 14 Points to Involving Young People Successfully in Governance.
    Youth on Board works with mixed groups of young people and adults, or either group separately. All trainings are facilitated by a team of young people and adults in a highly interactive format.
  • The Forum for Youth Investment
    The Forum for Youth Investment (the Forum) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21™ — ready for college, work and life. This goal requires that young people have the supports, opportunities and services needed to prosper and contribute where they live, learn, work, play and make a difference. The Forum provides youth and adult leaders with the information, technical assistance, training, network support and partnership opportunities needed to increase the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.
  • What Kids Can Do
    What Kids Can Do, Inc. (WKCD) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 for the purpose of making public the voices and views of adolescents.
    On its website, WKCD documents young people's lives, learning, and work, and their partnerships with adults both in and out of school.
    WKCD also collaborates with students around the country on books, curricula, and research to expand current views of what constitutes challenging learning and achievement.
    Most recently, WKCD has started a new publishing imprint, Next Generation Press. The voices of youth resound throughout all Next Generation Press titles, making public their views on adolescents' lives, learning, and work, with a particular focus on youth without privilege. All earnings go into our WKCD's ongoing campaign the raise awareness of young people as a powerful force for change.
  • Alliance for Justice - Co-Motion
    Co/Motion is a national program of the Alliance for Justice that helps organizations build their capacity to foster youth leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of action strategies addressing community problems. This is accomplished by partnering with youth-led and youth-serving organizations, national service and service learning programs, schools and other national and community-based organizations, to provide training to young adults 15 to 25 in advocacy and organizing skills. Co/Motion also provides on-going support and technical assistance to help youth design projects to address community problems. The current focus is gun control.
  • Family Support Agency
    The website in Ireland for all family support programmes and services.
  • Young Minds
    Parents information service, publications.