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5 tips on being a kinder neighbor and fostering a sense of community

By Diana Opong and Janet W. Lee, NPR Do you know your neighbors? Like really know them? Their first names, the types of cars they drive, what holidays they celebrate? If you ever get locked out of your house, could you go to your neighbor’s to grab a spare key? According to a 2018 Pew […]

Elevating equity and community voice beyond the pandemic

By Leah Brogan, Kali Hackett, Cameron McConkey, Karissa Phelps, & Dijonée Talley, Youth Today Over the last eighteen months, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to tectonic shifts in the ways our families, communities, workplaces, and institutions operate. As Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellows, we have seen firsthand how the pandemic has amplified long-standing inequities in […]

New research highlights role of STEM making in addressing equity in historically marginalized communities

Calabrese Barton, A., & Tan, E. (2017). FABLEARN 2017 Proceedings. In Proceedings of FABLEARN Conference 2017, Stanford, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/0000001.0000001 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction Inequality and underrepresentation of youth from historically marginalized communities have been stubbornly persistent in STEM fields. However, with the advent of maker spaces, and the associated maker movement, there […]

Pilot program in Baltimore uses mentoring to open up job opportunities

Written by Jayne Miller, WBAL-TV11 Baltimore is struggling to deal with crime committed by youth. Advocates said one answer is to get more young people engaged through jobs and mentoring. But is it easier said than done? For the first time, 16-year-old Kendrick Senior had a job this summer. It was nothing glamorous — he […]

Promising findings from youth-led, trauma-informed intervention

Harden, T., Kenemore, T., Mann, K., Edwards, M., List, C. & Martinson, K.J. (2015). The Truth N’ Trauma Project: Addressing community violence through a youth-led, trauma-informed and restorative framework. Journal of Child and Adolescent Social Work, 32, 65-79. DOI: 10.1007/s10560-014-0366-0 Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Chicago has experienced one of the country’s highest violent […]