Supporting Those Who Support Homeless Youth

He brought candy to that first meeting at the Covenant House homeless shelter in Manhattan a few days after Halloween — a universal ice breaker, he figured. Each month he kept coming back, one time helping the mainly gay, lesbian and bisexual youth decorate for Christmas, another time discussing their fears in a changing political world.

When Schools and Nonprofits Collaborate with Faith-based Organizations

Amachi is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that recruits volunteers from faith-based organizations to mentor the children of incarcerated parents. However, it has a waiting list for each of its programs. It’s hard to find enough adults to mentor the children, says the organization’s president, Rev. W. Wilson Goode Sr.

Providing Support for Young Black Men in College

Young African-American men are far less likely to graduate from college than other segments of the population.

A little more than one-third of full-time black male college students got a degree in six years, compared with 59 percent of white male students, according to a December 2016 report by the research firm MRDC.

A Year of VISTA Service: Five Lessons for Nonprofit Practitioners and Other Service Members

Derek Moore and Nicole Smith completed their AmeriCorps VISTA service this week. During their year of service, they supported the launch of a new online resource, ServiceWorks Online, which is part of a larger national program that uses community service as a way to build skills and connections for opportunity youth.

Palm Beach County Creates Master Plan for Youth

“Nobody thinks we are a county in which kids go hungry, but we are,” said Tammy Fields, Palm Beach County youth services director. The county recently released a master plan, drawing together many parties — including youth themselves — to define and address problems.