Innovation to Improve Outcomes

A message to Executive Directors in the field (specifically the white majority). 

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National Housing Advocates Statement on Policing and Black Communities

The injustice of homelessness cannot be decoupled from the legacy of centuries of systemic racism. The white supremacy  and racism that devalue Black lives in the context of policing are the same that make Black people more likely to experience homelessness. Black Americans make up 13% of the population, but represent 40% of people experiencing homelessness. Any meaningful response to homelessness moving forward must address racism as a fundamental root cause.

COVID-19 Responses & Resources

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we've made recommendations to Congress to ensure continuity of services for youth and young adults, as well as created and curated resources to support organizations, professionals, families, and young people.

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Expert Guidance, Informed by Practice

Services designed to enhance your ability to deliver effective services to youth and families in today's rapidly evolving landscape.

Featured Tool: "A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring Toolkit"

A Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring  is full of information and resources developed through a five-year collaboration with researchers and twenty mentoring agencies. Together we explored ways that mentoring can support children and families impacted by parental incarceration. With the principles and information garnered through our investment in the positive youth development framework, we identified a set of intentional practices that provide the field with a Strength-Based Approach to Mentoring. 


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A national community of organizations and professionals innovating to improve the lives of young people, their families, and communities.

Featured Tool: "What If ...?" Podcast

Youth Collaboratory launched a podcast! We started by asking the question...what if? What if we don't just see the needs in our communities, but see where there are already strengths and how we can build upon them? What if we don't just do work for young people, but partner together on work that impacts them? What if we change the paradigm?

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