This essay provides an overview of two different but potentially complementary approaches to poverty reduction: “community-building and social justice pathways to community vitality” and “work pathways to economic self-sufficiency.” It then discusses the role of advocacy in developing policies that can support these approaches.
The primary purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide leaders in the early childhood (0-8) field with an introduction to current resources and best practices across the country in developing information systems.
This PowerPoint presentation was part of a webinar on early childhood data systems and the relationship between birth to five policy agendas and early elementary reform efforts. Ralph Smith from the Annie E. Casey Foundation discussed the goals and progress of The Campaign for Grade Level Reading.
Understanding the complexities of collaboration and applying the key elements involved in collaboration increase the likelihood of achieving shared goals and outcomes. The Collaboration Framework is designed to help individuals and practitioners who are either starting collaborations or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration.
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.
This website describes the mission of the Kettering Foundation, which seeks to find resources to make democracy function better. It also describes the publications and programs available through the foundation on topics that include public choice, government, community, and public schools.
A website that offers research-based information on building healthy communities. The information is broken down into several topics, including building safe neighborhoods, living wage jobs, viable economics, healthy families and children, and collaborative leadership.
This resource briefly describes some of the issues and opportunities states face in building early childhood data systems for a multi-ethnic society. As states are developing early childhood systems, they are also developing data systems that provide information about young children and their families and the public services that are provided to them.