Resources from the Field

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September 2020 | Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence: Strategy Guide
National Center for Family Philanthropy and Council on Foundations

How much should we spend? This is an essential question for foundations, and one of the most complex, particularly in moments of change or turmoil.

September 2020 | Transforming Positive Youth Development: A Case for Youth Organizing
Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

This study of the unique contribution organizing plays in a young person’s development is based on a two-year inquiry into 500 young people’s experiences using rigorous pre- and post-test methods to compare the developmental outcomes of young people engaged in organizing with those engaged in mor

August 2020 | Barriers to Bridges: Teacher Perspectives on Accelerating Learning, Leadership, and Innovation in the Pandemic
Teach Plus

This report examines the frontline experiences of educators during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations for education leaders and policymakers based on teachers’ guidance and input.

August 2020 | Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP’s brief, “Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities” looks at the latest available grantmaking data (2016-2018) of 25 community foundations (CFs) – from Los Angeles to New Orleans to New York City to St. Paul.

August 2020 | Equitable Transitions During Pandemic Disruptions
Education Commission of the States

This is a series of six Policy Briefs, commissioned by Education Commission of the States and authored by external organizations, that explore various facets of the transition from secondary to postsecondary education, which are now complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 2020 | Evaluating a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for At-Risk Youth in Alternative Schools

This brief highlights evidence on the impacts of the Teen Choice curriculum for youth in alternative schools in and around New York City.

August 2020 | Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Two years in the making, this practical publication features case studies and detailed guidance for individuals, families, foundations, and corporations. Written by Steven Godeke of Godeke Consulting and Patrick Briaud of RPA, it features input from over fifty experts and practitioners.

August 2020 | Police in Schools: A Background Paper
American Federation of Teachers

This paper was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and the Education Civil Rights Alliance to be used as a background tool on the issue of police in schools. Includes lesson plan resources.

August 2020 | Ready to Partner
Learning Heroes

Learning Heroes, along with National PTA and Univision, created Ready to Partner, a research-based bilingual resource to help parents and teachers join forces as they prepare for a different kind of school year.

August 2020 | Remaking Tomorrow: Learning in a Post-Pandemic Future

This publication aims to build on the momentum sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic to inspire stakeholders across the greater Pittsburgh region to shape and reshape a future of learning that is just, equitable and learnercentered.