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 Advocates for Children and Youth
One N. Charles Street, Suite 2400
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-9200

Identifies problems, promotes policies and programs, and evaluates the effectiveness of programs and policies.

Baltimore City Data Collaborative
Jeanetta Churchill
Director, Baltimore City Data Collaborative
The Family League of Baltimore City, Inc.
2700 N. Charles St., Ste. 200, Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410.662.5500

The mission of the Baltimore City Data Collaborative is to advance the well-being of children and families in Baltimore City by providing accurate, reliable, and compelling data relating to the eight result areas. The Eight Result Areas are Babies Born Healthy, Healthy Children, Children Enter School Ready to Learn, Children Successful in School, Children Completing School, Children Safe in Their Families and Communities, Stable and Economically Independent Families, and Communities That Support Family Life.

Building Blocks For Youth
Youth Law Center
1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 310
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 637-0377
Fax: 202 379-1600

An alliance of children and youth advocates, researchers, law enforcement professionals and community organizers that seeks to reduce over-representation and disparate treatment of youth of color in the juvenile justice system and promote fair, rational and effective juvenile justice policies. The alliance is engaged in: conducting new research; analyzing decision making in the system; advocating for minority youth; building constituencies for change; developing communication strategies.

Campaign for Meaningful Student Involvement
PO Box 6185
Olympia, WA 98507-6185
Phone: 360.753.2686
Fax: 360.528.2350

Bring resources to students, educators, administrators, researchers, and advocates who want to increase meaningful student involvement in schools. Meaningful involvement happens when students are connected to their learning and have voice, influence, and can affect the educational systems that serve them, there is meaningful involvement. Part of The Freechild Project, dedicated to building communities by engaging all people in active democracy through social justice.

Connect for Kids (Parent Involvement in Education)

Multimedia project, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. Offers a place on the Internet for adults parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.

The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite D300
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
Phone: (651) 631-3672
Fax: (651) 631-2955

Youth leadership initiatives that address a dual purpose: educating America's K-12 and college-age students through thoughtful and practical service, while at the same time benefiting the communities in which those young people live. NYLC advocates for service-learning, national service, as well as efforts to reform education and guide youth-oriented public policy.

Public Education Network's School and Community Services Initiative
601 Thirteenth Street NW
Suite 710 South
Washington, DC 20005-3808
Phone: 202-628-7460
Fax: 202-628-1893

Addresses the challenge of meeting the non-academic needs of children to help ensure that students are at their best, academically and socially. The initiative takes a child-centered, coordinated-services perspective that recognizes the role of schools, families, and community agencies in the lives of children.

Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-833-7200

The Urban Institute is a nonprofit nonpartisan policy research and educational organization that provides information and analysis to public and private decision makers to help them address these challenges and strives to raise citizen understanding of these issues and tradeoffs in policymaking.

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