Program Area

Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

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A Profile of Disconnected Young Adults in 2010

In 16 fact-packed pages, this report rings the alarm on a growing demographic: young adults who have fallen off the road to economic independence. Readers will learn how this group compares to their self-sufficient counterparts, the lasting consequences of missing the adulthood mark, and specific strategies for helping these wayward individuals get their lives — and futures — back on track.       

December 1, 2010

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Audience Group


We want vulnerable kids to have a bright future. That’s why we work tirelessly to advance solutions that improve the well-being of kids in America.

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The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth

Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiative

This report leverages the experiences of four faith-based organizations that developed mentorship programs aimed at supporting older, high-risk youth. Readers will explore data-driven findings, moves to make and challenges to consider when designing similar programs that connect caring adults with youth whose lives have veered off track. 

March 1, 2004

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Structural Racism and Youth Development

Roundtable on Community Change Working Paper Series

This publication explores the game-changing role that race plays in our country’s politics, economy and culture. It delivers clear examples, recommendations and discussion points aimed at helping the youth field address structural racism and forge a brighter, fairer path for America’s future.

February 29, 2004

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