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Newly Established Councils Will Provide Job Skills Training for Hoosier Students

  New bills creating Indiana Works Councils and the Indiana Career Council were signed into law Monday, April 15th by Governor Mike Pence after both measures received unprecedented unanimous, bipartisan support in both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly. These new Councils are designed to increase coordination between the state’s educational, job skills and career…

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Involving Youth in Your Evaluation

  Evaluating your organization, its services and impact is fundamental to create sustainable and transformational change in your community.  Where is your organization in the process of evaluation?  Has your organization included youth, or another stakeholder group, in the evaluation process?  How did you use their input to inform decision-making? The Minnesota Youth Work Institute…

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2013 Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Grant Competition

  The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $150 million 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition.   The i3 program aims to develop and expand practices that accelerate student achievement and prepare every student to succeed in college and in their careers. The i3 program includes three grant categories: Development Validation Scale-up…

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New Competition with Head Start Providers

  The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is working to strengthen quality and accountability in Head Start.  For the first time ever, Head Start providers had to prove that they are providing the best early education services available in their community.  A new rule implemented by the Obama Administration require that…

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New Tool to Find Evidence-Based Programs

There’s a NEW TOOL for schools, government agencies and community-based organizations to help identify and fund scientifically proven programs with a track record of promoting children’s health and development. A new interactive website called Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development makes it easy to select cost-effective programs, based on scientific evaluations of those programs that show…

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Begin with the End in Mind

  I am sure that you have heard of the quote by Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you are going, how are you going to know when you get there?” Why begin with the end in mind? Spending some time to think about your long-term goals – what you hope to accomplish in…

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Welcome to the Ripple Effect News

  Greetings! Welcome to the Ripple Effect News produced by Transform Consulting Group. At Transform, we believe in the ripple effect that one organization or individual can have on others. We are privileged to work with clients that are making a difference in the lives of children, families, schools and communities. Through the blog, we…

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