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An effective and evidence-based way to improve schools, nonprofits, and government agencies is to make decisions in partnership with those being served. This six-page resource provides an overview and tips for educators and youth workers.
One reason that hate groups are on the rise may be that they provide their members a sense of belonging they are not finding elsewhere. What can educators do to help reverse this trend?
This guide provides basic information for families of English learners and helps you talk with your child’s school, ask the right questions, and support your child on their journey as an English learner. English and Spanish versions are available.
This brief shares key findings from a case study of how Highline Public Schools and its community partners have contributed to the Road Map Project.
"Changing the Conversation,” a new case study brief from Education Northwest, looks at Highline Public Schools’ participation in the Road Map Project.
Insights drawn from the latest research and a set of trauma-informed classroom practices for educators.
Oregon's teacher of the year writes about how he came to place students' cultures front and center in his classroom and in the community and encourages more teachers to promote equity.
      Join the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest for a series of professional development opportunities designed for youth program staff. Intro to Active Participatory Approach—Free! July 19 (Portland, Ore., location TBA, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) How do young people learn? Is your
This blog post provides strategies for educators to help promote family involvement in students’ education. Tips include communicating early; establishing a consistent, targeted strategy for...
Research shows the importance of kindergarten transitions for children to succeed in school and later in life. What do principals need to know to help their youngest students thrive?
Collective impact initiatives thrive on meaty problems—problems worth the attention, energy, and resources of the community that cannot be solved by the efforts of single organizations or sectors. At Education Northwest, we are currently working with three communities in Montana that formed
Since this post appeared in March, 2015 as part of our series on collective impact, the Institute for Youth Success has joined Education Northwest to better support youth-serving agencies in Oregon and across the region. Collective impact initiatives have data at the core of their efforts to
This blog post comes from 90% by 2020, a broad partnership promoting student success in Anchorage, Alaska, and continues our March series on collective impact—an approach that mobilizes the community to form a long-term and permanent solution to a societal problem. See our news article about 90% by
When AmeriCorps was just getting off the ground more than 20 years ago, Rachel Raddick was there. She participated in 1993’s “Summer of Service” by supporting teachers and gathering donations in California for the Oakland Head Start program. Today, she joins eight Education Northwest colleagues
As a former teacher, I often run into adults I taught years ago when they were children and marvel at what they’ve achieved. Sometimes my mind scrambles, though, to square the confident, accomplished person in front of me with the child who struggled to write an expository paragraph or make sense
      Join the The Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest for the Together We Thrive Luncheon and help us transform outcomes for Oregon youth. Keynote Speakers Cameron Knowles marks his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Timbers in 2016. A former defender for the second-division
The Institute for Youth Success (IYS) has been supporting youth programs since our inception as the Oregon Mentoring Initiative in 2002. Today, as part of Education Northwest, we work with more than 190 youth programs that support kids by building a strong connection to an adult or older peer. For
The Institute for Youth Success (IYS) at Education Northwest is a a lead organizer of the National Collaborative Webinar Series. Each month, we partner with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, and Friends for Youth to deliver a free, monthly webinar
      Providing a safe place for children to go after school isn’t enough. If we want to support our schools and communities to build the skills that youth need to thrive, the quality of your youth program matters. Join us for this webinar to learn more about an evidence-based framework in
      This webinar is a follow up to the March 18 session on social emotional learning and building youth belonging. This one-hour webinar is an introduction for nonprofits that are curious about learning more about additional social emotional learning constructs including emotional competence,

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