Links – Federal Partners & Allies

State Partners & Allies | Federal Partners & Allies | Grants/Foundations

Child Welfare

Center on Law and Social Policy, http://www.clasp.org – Helps in areas of welfare reform, job training, child care and early education systems.

Child Welfare League of America, http://www.cwla.org – An association of more than 900 public and private non-profit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.

Children’s Defense Fund, http://www.childrensdefense.org – Ensures every child a healthy, fair and safe start in life and successful passage to adulthood.

Connect for Kids, http://www.connectforkids.org – Makes the best use of technology to give adults, parents, guardians, etc. the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families.

Every Child Matters, http://www.everychildmatters.org – A national non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families by advocating for better public policy during federal and state campaigns.

National Center for Children in Poverty, http://www.nccp.org – Identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the U.S. and that improves the lives of low-income children and families.

National Human Services Assembly, http://www.nassembly.org – A coalition of leading national non-profit agencies committed to helping individuals, families and communities thrive.

National Women’s Law Center, http://www.nwlc.org – Protects and advances the progress of women and girls at work, in school and every aspect of their lives.

The Center for Women Policy Studies, http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org – Promotes justice and equality for women.

Education

NYS Education Department http://www.nysed.gov

The Coalition for Community Schools, http://www.communityschools.org – Reminds policy-makers not to forget the vital role that families and communities play in ensuring quality education and strong learning opportunities for students throughout the day..

The Don’t Laugh at Me Project, http://www.dontlaugh.org – A gateway program designed to provide teachers, school counselors and other professional an entry point for character education programs and social and emotional learning as well as interfacing with other efforts of this kind.

Juvenile Justice

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, http://www.fightcrime.org – Bipartisan, non-profit anti-crime organization led by more than 2,500 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, victims of violence and leaders of police officer associations.

Partners Against Hate, http://www.partnersagainsthate.org – A joint initiative of the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. It defines hate crimes, describes the principal Federal and State hate crime laws, and examines a number of cases.

Mentoring

The Mentoring Center, http://www.mentor.org – To improve the quality and effectiveness of mentoring programs and provide a direct service mentoring program model designed to transform the lives of the most highly at-risk youth.

Youth Development

ACT for Youth, http://www.actforyouth.org – Assets Coming Together for Youth, aims to strengthen community partnerships that promote positive youth development and prevent risky and unhealthy behaviors among young people, ages 10-19 years..

Forum for Youth Investment, http://www.forumforyouthinvestment.org – Dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for college, work and life.

Save the Children, http://www.savethechildren.org – Published the Web of Support Guidebook to share lessons learned working with grassroots organizations to implement quality out-of-school time programs.