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Month: November, 2013

Connecting Together for Impact Pt 2

November 20, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

To read part one of this Q&A, click here. Q: Can you describe some of the reasons why an organization might want to considering transitioning into optimally using data and thinking about focusing on outcomes? Herman:  I think everyone in the nonprofit world can agree that our greatest goal is to do the best work […]

Connecting Together for Impact Pt 1

November 20, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

A lack of access to early education, healthcare and student engagement impacts youth over time.  A study conducted by California Polytechnic University and the University of Maryland found that youth affected by poverty faced a significant disadvantage in school as early as kindergarten, and that gap in readiness increased as the child aged.1 This gap […]

The Keys to Positive Youth Development Pt. 2

November 13, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

To read part one of this Q&A, click here. nFocus: We understand how youth form their relationships with others. This understanding has changed due to an increase in technology use. What are some steps a person can take to leverage technology to help improve a youth’s developmental relationships? Pekel:  The early research we’re observing seems […]

The Keys to Positive Youth Development Pt 1

November 13, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Many significant issues impact education and youth development. Over the past few decades, a variety of solutions have been proposed to increase student grades, attendance and graduation rates, as well as to lower the frequency of unhealthy behaviors. These solutions—including tutoring programs, additional out-of-school time providers, and additional testing—more frequently treat the symptoms of a […]