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ERIC Number: EJ791759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Developing the Field of Youth Organizing and Advocacy: What Foundations Can Do
Yee, Sylvia M.
New Directions for Youth Development, n117 p109-124 Spr 2008
For more than a decade, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has seeded many San Francisco Bay Area youth organizing and advocacy programs. Now that the field is maturing, argues the fund's vice president of programs, foundations have a critical programmatic and capacity-building role to play. The author offers analysis and strategies for integrating youth development grant making across foundation interest areas. The programs described illustrate the diversity of youth organizing and advocacy programs that could be supported by funders, whether or not any particular philanthropic institution has a grant-making focus on youth development or youth organizing. The article ends with an in-depth portrait of the self-reported needs of youth organizing and advocacy programs and concrete strategies for foundations seeking to more effectively enable youth organizing and advocacy to play an important role in bringing about a more vibrant, diverse, and effective democratic culture. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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