Dear Colleagues:

Here are some new resources to explore…

Research Reports/Other Learning Content


Latinos In Action: Building College and Career Skills Through Leadership

Latinos In Action is one of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Expanding Evidence grantees, organizations dedicated to people of color that are being equipped with tools to build evidence of their effectiveness. LIA recently posted an article outlining their evidence-based curriculum for enhancing college and career readiness, leadership development, and literacy among Latino youth. Read more here.

A New Approach to Examining Disability

In this paper, the Urban Institute provides background on a new assessment tool that uses item response theory and computer adaptive testing to quickly interview people and systematically map physical and mental health functioning. Implementation of this tool by the Social Security Administration and other federal, state, and local programs could improve the delivery of services to people with disabilities. Read more here.

Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults

This guide from SAMHSA supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources. Read the full guide here.


Webinars/Event Opportunities


National Day of Racial Healing – Live stream Event

January 21, 2020 9:00AM-12:00PM EST

Through racial healing, we can all forge deep, meaningful relationships, lay the groundwork to transform broken systems, and create a world in which, together, we are a new force for positive change. Join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the National Day of Racial Healing livestream event here.

2020 Collective Impact Convening

May 6-8, 2020 – Collective Impact Forum

The 2020 Convening will feature an array of keynote talks, case studies, how-to sessions, and tool sessions on topics such as community engagement, use of data, mental models, narrative change, policy change, building relationships, and systems change, plus local site visits and an opportunity to connect to a diverse audience of backbone leaders, funders, and community partners from across the United States and around the world. Early bird deadline is January 31, 2020. Click here to register.


Funding/Collaboration Opportunities


Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides mandatory funds that support education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. The funding is $15 million a year for Fiscal Years (FY) 2019 and 2020, $17.5 million for FY 2021, $20 million for FY 2022, and $25 million for FY2023.

Applications are due March 19, 2020.

Click here for more information.