HOW POLICYMAKERS ARE ALIGNING EFFORTS ACROSS GOVERNMENT
CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
THURSDAY, JULY 16TH, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM EDT
States and cities across the country are finding innovative ways to address the needs of their most vulnerable children. And they are moving the needle by using data, evidence, and collaboration to get concrete results.
More efforts like these are needed. But too often, federal policy gets in the way. What can Congress and the Administration do to support these efforts to improve outcomes for children and youth? Do we need more resources, or can existing funds be repurposed and made more flexible?
Results for America and the Forum for Youth Investment hosted a Capitol Hill briefing to help answer these questions. The briefing provided an overview of state and local collective impact efforts for children. And discussed how federal policies-like Performance Partnership Pilots, Promise Zones, and other place-based initiatives-can support and encourage these efforts.
Featured speakers included:
- Jeremy Ayers, Vice President for Policy, Results for America
- Rebecca Boxx, Director, Providence Children and Youth Cabinet
- Thaddeus Ferber, Vice President of Policy Advocacy, Forum for Youth Investment
- Dreama Gentry, Executive Director, Partners for Education, Berea College
- William Hazel, Secretary of Health & Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
- Karen Pittman, President, CEO, & Founder, Forum for Youth Investment
- Cindy Seltzer, President and CEO, Children’s Services Council, Broward County
- Luke Tate, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Mobility, White House Domestic Policy Council
Mary Ellen Wiggins, Senior Analyst, White House Office of Management and Budget