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What’s new in public policy? November, 2018

By Janet Forbush Background:  The past ten days in the history of the United States of America have been startling, horrifying, and nationally traumatizing on several levels.  How often have we heard the phrase “words matter” over these past several days?  But are we truly listening to those two words?  As youth advocates and mentors, […]

What’s new in public policy? Mid-October, 2018

By Janet Forbush Background:  In less than three weeks voters will go to polls throughout the country to exercise their civic responsibility and opportunity to cast votes in the midterm 2018 elections.  This event offers a valuable time for mentors and mentees to participate in a cornerstone activity that guides our democracy.  Many of our […]

What’s New in Public Policy? October, 2018

by Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor Background:  Earlier this week the eight sitting justices of the U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench or our highest court for a new season to resume deliberations on several issues brought to them by litigants from states across the country.  Meanwhile, just down the street from the U.S. Supreme […]

What’s new in Public Policy? Mid-September, 2018

by Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor Background:  This Policy Column includes what will be a monthly feature that shares information regarding initiatives of the philanthropic community to address needs of children and youth.  And, given the international focus of numerous foundations and individual philanthropists, we’ll shine a worldwide lens on developments that we anticipate will be […]

What’s new in Public Policy? September, 2018

By Janet Forbush, Contributing Editor Background:  The Labor Day holiday week-end is in the “rearview mirror” as we enter the first full week of September 2018.  With the beginning of a new school year throughout the country; resumption of key Congressional policy discussions on Capitol Hill with implications for funding that can influence support for […]

Policy Corner: August Updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring August 2018 Background: As the summer season comes to a close, the country is poised for the upcoming school season for students returning to school, youngsters who are just beginning their formal learning ‘careers’ and older youth entering career pathways or […]

Policy Corner: July updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring July – 2018   Background The recent heat wave that has blanketed the country, along with fierce fires in the West, will soon be joined by what is anticipated to be a ‘hot debate’ between Senate and House conferees over the […]

Policy Corner: June updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Policy Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring June 2018 In the late May Public Policy Column for the Chronicle readers were informed of recent testimony of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos regarding the role and policy procedures of public schools in monitoring undocumented students. Civil rights groups swiftly […]

Policy Corner: March Updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring March 2018   The early spring of 2018 has brought public policy advocacy to the forefront on a host of levels – federal, state, and local – and has highlighted opportunities available to all of us to play a role in […]