Capacity Building Structures

  • Sharing Data for Better Results

    Sharing Data for Better Results

    NLC and Stewards of Change have released an interactive toolkit, Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy Laws, to help elected officials, agency leaders and city staff use data to improve services.

  • The Case for Data-Sharing: San Francisco’s Shared Youth Database

    Historically, social and human services in San Francisco lacked coordination at the level of strategy, case coordination or both. With strong leadership from the mayor and leaders of city and county agencies, San Francisco embarked on a major data-sharing initiative. The city's public health, juvenile probation and child welfare agencies forged an MOU that allowed for the pooling of information into a secure database.

  • A City Platform for Children and Families

    Developed by NLC's Council on Youth, Education and Families and leading mayoral champions, the City Platform for Children and Families provides municipal leaders with a framework for taking action on behalf of the children, youth and families in their cities and towns.

  • Toolkit on Building Afterschool Management Information Systems

    A major report developed by the YEF Institute offers city leaders a detailed guide for building management information systems in order to coordinate local afterschool programs more effectively.

  • Webinar Archive Available on Collective Impact Strategies

    The YEF Institute and the Foundation Strategy Group sponsored a 90 minute webinar on "Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth through Collective Impact."

  • Collecting and Using Information to Strengthen Citywide OST Systems

    Published with support from The Wallace Foundation, this strategy guide developed by the YEF Institute and the Harvard Family Research Project highlights six strategies for collecting and using data to assess and improve local afterschool programs.

  • City Capacity Building Structures

    Cities are increasingly developing the “infrastructure” needed to make lasting improvements in child and family well-being. Key strategies for building this capacity include establishing broader, more effective partnerships, creating goal-oriented action plans, pursuing creatvie funding strategies and collecting and using better data.