Youth Initiatives Update

February 14 2013


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Bright Idea: A California Foundation Aims for High Quality Youth Programs

The John Burton Foundation’s Homeless Youth Capacity Building Project provides free training to California nonprofits that want to improve their ability to serve runway and homeless youth well.

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Right on the Money: Four Tips to Simplify Social-Media Fundraising

Volunteers of America Chesapeake used Facebook, Twitter, a WordPress blog, YouTube videos, texting, email and the organization’s website to convince people to donate to its year-end giving campaign. Communications specialist Danielle Milner shares tips. read more>>

Primary Sources: What Works to Prevent Teen Dating Violence?

A new study looks at what makes prevention programs work, and whether existing programs for teen dating violence follow those guidelines. read more>>

Q&A: The CDC Takes a Comprehensive Approach to Teen Dating Violence Prevention

We talked to Andra Tharp, a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the Dating Matters pilot project, an ambitious attempt to reduce teen dating violence in four cities. read more>>

A 40-Year Connection: How Young People Benefit From the National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

On the Administration for Children and Families' official blog, Acting Associate Commissioner Debbie A. Powell recently wrote about the Family and Youth Service's Bureau's national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, which has been operated for nearly four decades by the National Runaway Safeline. read more>>


Due Date: March 19, 2013

The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has funding available for programs that can oversee the education, training and employment of disadvantaged youth thorough a community-based alternative education program. YouthBuild serves 16- to 24-year-olds. read more>>


Due Date: March 19, 2013

The Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its Legal Assistance for Victims grant program. read more>>


Due Date: March 25, 2013

The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is accepting applications for its Family Drug Court program. State, local and Tribal governments are eligible to apply. Nonprofits are not eligible, but may partner with an eligible applicant. read more>>


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