Exciting collective impact news! Last month, the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions announced grants to 21 founding communities for their Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF). The OYIF will fund collective impact initiatives that bring stakeholders together from all sectors of the community to improve education and employment outcomes for opportunity youth, defined as Americans 16-24 who are disconnected from education and work. As FSG and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions continue to bring resources on collective impact to the field through a new partnership, we look forward to learning from the experiences of these sites and sharing this learning with the field.
For more information on using a collective impact approach to improve outcomes for opportunity youth, check out this paper on the topic.