ERIC Number: ED342873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Disadvantaged Young Men in Urban Areas: A Summary of the First Year of the Forum on Public/Private Social Concern.
Jones, Sarah E.; Siegel, Margaret A.
This report contains the principal materials prepared for the first year of the "Forum on Public/Private Social Concern," which focused on issues of disadvantaged young men in urban areas. The forum is an information exchange for funders and policymakers in government, foundation, and business sectors. Included is a report summarizing the accomplishments and activities of the first year of the forum, which synthesizes meeting presentations and group discussions and offers recommendations. Those recommendations touch on the following: (1) program design and implementation; (2) grantmaking; (3) evaluation of grants and programs; and (4) public policy approaches. Also included are three background papers. The first paper, "Structural Impediments to Success," examines the economic, social, and demographic dynamics and factors that inhibit many young men from making a successful transition into adulthood. The second paper, "Long-Term Investments in Youth," reviews how disadvantaged urban youth are better served by long-term, multi-service programs than by categorical efforts. The third paper, "A Call for Culturally Sensitive Programs To Serve Disadvantaged Youth," considers the need for culturally sensitive programs. Included are 42 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Union Inst., Washington, DC. Center for Public Policy.