Partnership for Children & Youth

The mission of the Partnership for Children and Youth is to ensure that school-age children and youth living in low-income communities have the support and the opportunities they need and deserve to be successful in school and in life. The Partnership helps schools secure the resources necessary to provide after school and summer programs, health care, and nutritious meals. The Partnership also advocates for policies that enable schools and the community organizations they partner with to effectively serve children and youth in low-income communities.

The Partnership was formed in 1997 by leaders in government, philanthropy and business who were concerned about the persistent poverty and ongoing difficulties faced by children and youth in the region's lowest-income communities. An extensive analysis found that these poorest communities were vastly underutilizing funding streams which could cover the costs of critical support programs for children and youth. The Partnership was created to connect schools and their community partners in these underserved communities with available public and private resources.

Summer Matters: California

This video provides an overview of how the Partnership for Children and Youth is collaborating with partners such as Senator Mark DeSaulnier, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the National Summer Learning Association to expand access to quality summer-learning programs for low-income children across California.

Data-Sharing: Federal Rules and Best Practices to Improve Out-of-School-Time Programs and Student Outcomes

In this paper, the Partnership for Children and Youth reviews the importance of data-sharing across school systems and the expanded learning community and offers strategies and case studies describing how data-sharing can work within the parameters of FERPA and other privacy laws.

Time Well Spent

In this paper, the Partnership for Children and Youth features recommendations based on school district strategies to help students get the most from after-school and expanded learning programs. The recommendations stem from a literature review, interviews with state and national experts, and school district site visits.