Tag Archive for: social networks

The Crucial Role of Family and Social Networks in Cross-Racial Mentoring with Black Youth

Reference: Jones, K., Parra-Cardona, R., Sánchez, B., Vohra-Gupta, S., & Franklin, C. (2023). Forming an alliance: mentor’s perspectives on the role of family and social networks in cross-racial mentoring relationships with Black youth. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: As community-based mentoring (CBM) programs […]

Study suggests ways to strengthen post-pandemic connections

O’Regan, C., Brady, B., & Connolly, C. (2022). Building back better – Using an ecological lens to argue for strengthening mesosystemic connections for young people in a post pandemic world. Child Care in Practice.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2022.2084364 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  It is evident that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have long-term effects. Its disruptions […]

Addressing Students’ Unequal Access to Social Networks

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 1:30PM – 2:15PM EST | 521 Room D Relationships play an influential role in youths and their sense of their future selves. Schools that equitably unit family, community members, and industry experts into their institutions have the potential of expanding students’ long-term career perspectives. Join this session to learn […]

The role of older neighbors in promoting youth well-being through the enhancement of social capital

Jespersen, B. V., Korbin, J. E., & Spilsbury, J. C. (2021). Older Neighbors and The Neighborhood Context of Child Well-Being: Pathways to Enhancing Social Capital for Children. American Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12520 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Researchers have become increasingly interested in exploring how the quality of neighborhood social networks affects youth well-being […]

Building students’ resiliency networks: A conversation with Brian Lightfoot

 By Julia Freeland Fisher, Reprinted from The Christensen Institute How does students’ social capital impact their resiliency, agency, and access to new opportunities? I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with researcher and entrepreneur, Brian Lightfoot, who’s one of my favorite thinkers on this topic. The full video of our conversation is below, but […]

5 Steps for Building & Strengthening Students’ Networks

By Julia Freeland Fisher & Mahnaz Charania, PhD, Reprinted from the Christensen Institute  What is this playbook and who is it for? This playbook was developed by the Clayton Christensen Institute to help K–12 and postsecondary leadership and nonprofits that work with those institutions implement and adapt strategies, tools, and metrics that build and strengthen […]

Mentoring relationships as bridges to new neighborhoods

Andris, C., Liu, X., Mitchell, J., O’Dwyer, J., & Cleve, J. V. (2021). Threads across the urban fabric: Youth mentorship relationships as neighborhood bridges. Journal of Urban Affairs, 43(1), 77–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2019.1662726 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence suggests that relationships across different groups and neighborhoods are beneficial for urban communities. Bigger social networks have […]

Why a little loneliness can be protective

“Loneliness is something we all have, we can all fall into, and nearly all of us experience at some point in our lives,” says John Cacioppo. (Photo Credit: Phil Thomas/Flickr) University of Chicago Posted by U. Chicago on March 2, 2016 The power of loneliness, and its potential for both causing depression and keeping us safe […]