Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program – August 2016 Funding Announcement
August 2016 Funding Announcement: The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a YHDP Notice of Funding Availability and encourages all communities, through their local Continuum of Care, to apply to become one of the communities selected to participate. HUD will select up to ten communities, four of which will be rural communities. The YHDP offers the following to the ten communities selected: $33 million dollars set aside for YHDP projects, where [Read further...]
Beyond New Shoes and Notebooks: Helping Youth Make the Most of the School Year
Beyond New Shoes & Notebooks: Back To School Suggestions for Organizations Who Work With Homeless Youth  It’s that time of year again. For many here in the Mid-Atlantic region, the sounds of cicadas trigger the rush to hit stores for school supplies and some sassy new outfits.  Getting ready for school means something different for everyone. For unaccompanied homeless youth, going back to school can bring questions and uncertainty.  There are many way that youth services providers can help the runaway and homeless youth they support in not only having a positive start but also a positive year in school. Attending A [Read further...]
BIGBURGH.com App Helps Those Experiencing Homelessness In Pittsburgh
BIGBURGH.com App Helps Those Experiencing Homelessness In Pittsburgh BIGBURGH.COM is a mobile-optimized web site that pulls together the services that can help those having a tough time (especially the homeless or those at risk of being homeless) and addresses some of the issues associated with homelessness in Pittsburgh. BigBurgh.com only services that are free, good and welcoming to those without an address. HOW THE “APP” WORKS The “app” opens with a “For You” dial, allowing the user to filter results by gender/age or Vets/family status. If the user wants to see it all, they can go directly to the “Services Dial.” There, [Read further...]
Interactive Infographic on Youth Unemployment & Education
Interactive Infographic on Youth Unemployment and Education Issues There are countless policies, laws, research, training, and white papers that talk about the challenges transition-aged youth are experiencing. Yet even with this focus, direct service providers continue to state that employment and education is top on their list of needs for transition-aged youth. This interactive infographic on youth unemployment and education issues highlights some of the findings from our white paper, “Improving Community Responses: Employment & Education for Transition-Aged Youth.”   Background Information on Our White Paper, “Improving Community Responses: Employment & Education for Transition-Aged Youth.” MANY convened providers from 31 states, representing [Read further...]
08/05/16: This Week in Nonprofit News Articles
This Week in Nonprofit News Articles   Grant/Funding Opportunity: AAUW’s Career Development Grants AAUW’s Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Read more »   Massachusetts Becomes First State Ever To Ban Employers From Asking For Salary Histories Massachusetts has leapfrogged over all other states to pass the most robust equal pay law in the country. Read more »   HUD: Veteram homelessness has declined 47% since 2010 Veteran homelessness has dropped nearly in half since 2010, thanks to partnerships and [Read further...]
Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness  (Convening 3)
Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness  (Convening 3) This is the March 2016 summary of MANY’s convening on Coordinated Community Responses to End Youth Homelessness. You can read prior convening summaries here: Convening 1 and Convening 2   March 2016 Convening Summary: Below is a summary of the focused discussion question and answers.  This portion of the agenda is an opportunity for members to pull information from their peers on past, current and future practices that could be helpful in addressing local challenges or pressure points.   Q: How are communities ensuring housing that is accessed by youth is developmentally [Read further...]
Finding Success: A Guide to Finding – and Engaging Supportive Adults Throughout Your Life
We all need mentors, role models, and wise advisors (also known as supportive adults) as we move through life. This guide developed by YouthBuild USA is designed to help youth make the most of their mentoring relationship but also assist them in understanding how to build their social networks rich with mentors. Its tips and worksheets are focused on getting youth thinking about the ways a mentor can help with their immediate and long-term goals, while also teaching about how to ask for, and make the most of, this support. Though specific to YouthBuild program model, it can be adapted [Read further...]