Summarizes focus groups with young people in eight drop-in centers and youth shelters in New York City. These discussions centered on how experiences of homelessness, and the issues accompanying it, impact young people’s ability to enter and complete a postsecondary pathway of their choosing — whether entering college, a high-quality job training program, or a meaningful career path.
Summarizes how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped to change America. Discusses the many ways in which VAWA has increased accountability and access to services and has reached underserved communities, and provides details from over 100 programs throughout the country that VAWA has helped to inspire and support.
Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Presents evidence and logic for school climate’s positive correlation with academic achievement. Examines evidence for and describes characteristics of the school climate variables of “Safety”, “Support, Care, and Connections”, “Challenge and Engagement”, and “Social Emotional Competency”.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Provides website visitors with ways they can join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign. This campaign helps communities develop a plan for assisting vulnerable youth with housing over breaks.
Explores how colleges and universities inspire students to achieve and looks closely at the source and nature of college mentoring relationships. This nationally representative study of U.S. college graduates examines whether graduates received career-related advice during college, as well as the helpfulness of the guidance they received.
Lists 30 concrete actions that mayors and governments and can engage in to foster good character among K 12 students. Suggestions include: 1) assessing community needs and character resources; 2) arranging local media coverage on how schools and community groups are promoting character; and 3) working with schools and community agencies to expand students' opportunities for service learning.
Examines graduation rates for Black students and the completion gap between Black and White students at all nonspecialized public and private nonprofit institutions, as well as four-year, for-profit institutions. Together, these institutions — roughly 84 percent of all four-year institutions — enroll over 90 percent of Black first-time, full-time students.