Cross-Sector Collaboration and Other Resources

Cross-Sector Collaboration and Other Resources


Evaluating Ecosystems Investments
Responding to a “lack of understanding around the underlying principles that make an effective evaluation for ecosystem strategies,” FSG and the Omidyar Network have released a report that identifies five effective practices in evaluating ecosystem investments. Read the report here.

Transforming Government, Transforming Communities: Strengthening the Federal Workforce to Help Communities Implement Place-Based Initiatives
The Forum for Youth Investment’s Transforming Government, Transforming Communities examines cross-sector “place-based initiatives” of the Obama Administration. Place-based initiatives concentrate funding, flexibility, technical assistance and other support to help selected sites forge integrated approaches to community transformation that cut across individual programs, departments and sectors. The executive summary and full report are available here.


Students on STEM Survey Results
A new survey of American teenagers from the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation finds that teens like science and would welcome the opportunity to do more engaging, hands-on science in school.  Yet the survey also reveals that teens lack access to real-world science experiences, out-of-school opportunities, and professional mentors, which is limiting their chances to pursue science any further. Read the full survey results here.

2016 NSF Video Showcase – Advancing STEM Learning For All: Sharing Cutting Edge Work and Community Discourse
Between May 17-23, more than 23,500 unique visitors in 145 countries viewed 150+ project videos submitted as part of the 2016 Video Showcase – Advancing STEM Learning For All. See the videos and community discussion here.

National Mentoring Program Survey 2016
MENTOR, in conjunction with the Mentoring Partnership Network, is conducting a National Mentoring Program Survey, designed to gather information about the agencies that run mentoring programs and the details of those programs and the youth they serve. If a partner in your ecosystem operates a mentoring program, please forward them this link to complete the survey.