A Convening on Best Practices for Local Children’s Cabinets

A Convening on Best Practices for Local Children’s Cabinets

Materials & Resources | Pre-Convening Reads & Videos Agenda | Contact Us

A Convening On  Best Practices for Local Children’s Cabinets
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
July 12-13, 2018


We are excited for you to join us for a convening sponsored jointly by the Forum for Youth Investment (the Forum) and the Education Redesign Lab (ERL) on July 12-13, 2018 held on Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA. This event is aimed at leaders of local children’s cabinets as well as leaders interested in pursuing a children’s cabinet or similar coordinating body to serve the holistic needs of children and youth in their community. Both the Forum and the ERL have been learning alongside local children’s cabinets over the past couple of years and this event provides an opportunity for you to learn from each other.

The event will begin with a dinner from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 12th followed by a full day meeting from 8 AM to 3 PM on Friday, July 13th. For the meeting agenda and logistics information such as lodging and transportation, please see below.

 *A “local children’s cabinet” is a catch-all term for a cross sector group of leaders working to coordinate public policies and resources at the local level.

Convening Materials & Resources

Pre-Convening Reads & Videos

Below are pre-reads and videos for the convening.

Paul Reville | 9 Places Where Communities & Families Are Working Together in a New Social Compact for Student Success from The 74

Education Redesign Lab | Building City-Wide Systems of Opportunity for Children: Initial Lessons from the By All Means Consortium

Elizabeth Gaines | Is a Children's Cabinet right for your Mayor and County Executive?

The Children’s Funding Project | Funding Brighter Futures: How Local Governments are Enhancing Investments in Kids


    Contact Us

    For questions about the event please feel free to reach out to Olivia Allen olivia@forumfyi.org or Raina Hall raina_hall@gse.harvard.edu.

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    The Education Redesign Lab was founded and is led by Paul Reville, the Francis Keppel Professor of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education. The Lab’s mission is to partner with communities to build integrated education and child development systems, to research and disseminate best practices in the field, and to advance a new vision for education in order to restore social mobility and close achievement and opportunity gaps.

    The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan action tank dedicated to making sure all young people are Ready by 21® - for college, work and life. The Forum works with leadership groups in communities and states to strengthen partnerships, practices and policies that affect youth. For over a decade the policy team at the Forum has been providing research-based tools, coaching and technical assistance to state and local policymakers that improve governance of the policies and funding for children and youth.