Ready for Now: Approaching Learning with Science, Equity, and Multi-Sector Collaboration

Program Dates 
June 19, 2020, 12 p.m. ET



  • Deborah Moroney, Ph.D., Managing Director, American Institutes for Research
  • Karen Pittman, Co-Founder, President and CEO, The Forum for Youth Investment
  • Hal Smith, Senior Vice President, Education, Youth Development & Health, National Urban League
  • Merita Irby, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, The Forum for Youth Investment
  • Moderator: Terri Ferinde, Partner, Collaborative Communications Group.

Learning is happening. In every relationship, in every context, in every moment, there’s the potential opportunity for young people to grow and develop or not. As communities consider options to re-engage with children and youth broadly, the moment is now to step up for equity and supports essential for all youth to thrive, in ways not imagined before, informed by science and grounded in practice. Leaders from The Readiness Projects--including the Forum for Youth Investment, the National Urban League and the American Institutes for Research--will share their approach to sparking connections and collaboration across the youth fields. Join in to explore ideas and discuss the role of philanthropy in supporting young people’s development.