Children, Youth, and Families

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Released: 03/2012

This report was commissioned to provide research and examples for a 2012 convening organized by the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) designed to explore the road ahead for Michigan’s young people, with a focus on what the state’s foundations can do to help that road be a prosperous one.

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Resource Type: CMF PublicationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 05/2013

The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start, published Michigan’s comprehensive plan for early learning and development in May 2013.

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Released: 10/2013

This report from The Bridgespan Group explores promising efforts youth employment programs and employer engagement.

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Released: 08/2010

For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.

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Released: 05/2014

This newly released report maps the landscape of work in the area of black male achievement and offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward.

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Released: 01/2015

A large portion of US children live in poverty—22 percent according to the official measure, and 18 percent according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). The SPM shows that child poverty is alleviated by the current safety net, but despite those benefits child poverty has risen over the last decade.

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Released: 06/2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth.

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