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Scaling Up a Workforce Program for Youth: Lessons from the Year Up Program

The experiences of the Year Up workforce development program’s efforts to scale up its services for young adults.

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Redefining Myself: Finding Normalcy After Congregate Care

After years in a strict environment, finding the freedom to fail.

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A 100-day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness in Three Cities

The 100-Day Challenge will help catalyze community action to establish bold, creative, and innovative ways to help homeless youth find stable housing.

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Communities Across U.S. Celebrate National Summer Learning Day

National awareness campaign promotes the importance of summer learning

Class act! Principal Nauiokas and students at Mott Haven Academy in the Bronx. (Photo courtesy Jessica Nauiokas)

It’s Time for Some Stability

For many children in foster care, school is the one predictable and safe place in their life.

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Caring for Unaccompanied Children

Two years have seen many changes in caring for unaccompanied children

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Differential Response and Safety in Six State Child Welfare Systems

New evidence that higher rates of alternative response lead to lower risk of being reported again to child welfare in some states.

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Supporting Summer Youth Work

A summer job can be the start of many great things.

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Tracking Success, Finding Innovative Approaches

Our efforts supporting ongoing learning on what works in teen pregnancy prevention services and how we can make them better.

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Connections Between Trafficking and Homeless Youth

New resources identify trends, and ACF is ready to provide assistance.

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