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Tag: positive outcomes

Taking Quality and Performance to Scale

December 9, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Learning should never stop and that’s especially true during the summer break. Studies have shown that students lose significant progress in math and reading over the summer. That effect is magnified for children living in economically-disadvantaged populations. This is the main issue that over 300 experts from Extended-Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs across the country were […]

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 to […]