community development

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Apply Today to Participate in a 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness
A Way Home America will select three communities to receive technical assistance and support as they work to achieve bold goals for homeless youth.

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How Hosting Cozy Chats Can Help Your Nonprofit Build Relationships and Raise Money
A five-step primer from Seattle's Building Changes, a nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness.

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Q&A: Taking a Broader View of Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma-informed care approaches are important but limited, according to Susan McKenzie-Mohr, primary author of “Responding to the Needs of Youth Who are Homeless: Calling for Politicized Trauma-Informed Intervention.” We spoke to her about the need to tie prevention and trauma-informed care more closely together.

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When a Local Partner Closes, a Response Plan Keeps Youth Services Constant
Two youth-serving programs tell NCFY how they're adapting and coping with the news that a longstanding partner agency is soon to close its doors.

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Bright Idea: Four Ways to Engage At-Risk Youth in Community Service
We talk to youth-service experts about engaging at-risk young people in community service.

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Primary Sources: How Can Communities Help Prevent Dating Violence?
A new study looks at young people's perceptions of anti-dating-violence efforts in their communities.

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Q&A: Pamela Wiseman of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The executive director of New Mexico's main source for domestic violence training says that trauma is at the heart of her state's problems.

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Q&A: Peg Dierkers of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The executive director of the nation's first statewide domestic violence relief organization speaks about challenges old and new.

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Want to Start a Youth Program? Get Going Today With Our All-New Guide
We’re excited to unveil a new, interactive version of our “Guide to Starting a Youth Program.” It’s the only resource of its kind specifically developed for people (both adults and teens) who want to work with youth and help improve their well-being—and their futures.

The contents of Choose Respect's Spring 2013 resource box, which was sent to 150 communities around Alaska.

Q&A: Katherine TePas of Alaska’s Choose Respect Campaign
Alaska is mounting an effort to curb its high rate of domestic abuse. Here, the state's first Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator explains how.

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