The grant will support the Forum for Youth Investment’s capacity-building activities to strengthen the research community’s connections with practitioners and policymakers and mentoring for junior researchers.
The Forum for Youth Investment will continue to advance grantees’ capacities to conduct and share research by organizing two learning communities for Foundation grantees and connecting researchers with policymakers.
This grant will support the Forum for Youth Investment to produce three papers that share key learnings from the Foundation-supported Cross-Agency Learning Community on Federal Investments in Research and Evaluation.
Drawing on their relationships in the policy world and expertise in youth development, the Forum for Youth Investment helps the Foundation build connections and facilitate meetings between researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and funders.
Funds were given to the Forum for their support of California’s efforts to build quality improvement and accountability systems for after-school programs, and to better align school-day improvement initiatives and after-school improvement initiatives.
These funds support a range of activities, many of which help the field build stronger youth programs. The Forum will continue to organize, staff, and evaluate workshops for grantees from several of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs.
Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom is a PI on 3 grants and a co-PI on 1 grant to The Forum for Youth Investment, a co-PI on 1 grant to Impact Strategies, Inc., and a co-PI on 1 grant to Community Center for Education Results, and is an ...
While the longstanding structural challenges in the professional development of junior scholars of color can be confronted through strong mentoring relationships, the potential power of effective mentoring will only be ...
Abstract Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills ...
The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.