Since 2012, the Evidence2Success® framework has helped community members and public systems in six localities — Providence, Rhode Island; Mobile and Selma, Alabama; Kearns Township in Salt Lake County, Utah; Liberty City in Miami, Florida; and South City in Memphis, Tennessee — improve the well-being of children and youth.
With tools and support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its partners, these communities have used data to understand how young people are doing; selected proven programs to address challenges and improve outcomes; and developed financing and action plans to support those proven programs over the long term.
This tool kit provides resources to help any city or state interested in understanding and addressing the underlying causes of social problems and, ultimately, improving the well-being of children, young people and families.
The tool kit starts with two assessments that will help determine what tools leaders are ready to use — and that will provide resources to help leaders prepare. By completing these assessments and using the tools, leaders of community collaboratives can:
The Youth Experience Survey (YES) enables young people to identify their strengths and needs, and community and systems leaders to set priorities for improving outcomes for the children and youth they serve. (You can preview the Youth Experience Survey.)
Fund-mapping and strategic financing tools will help your community or group identify and coordinate local, state and national funding sources to invest in programs that respond to outcomes that are important to you.