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InterAction Forum Inspires New Thoughts On Development

The InterAction Forum, held recently in Washington, D.C., explored solutions to improve the lives of the world’s poor and marginalized. I was able to participate as a panelist on the session, “Mind the Gap: Creating Economic Opportunities for Youth.”

As a consultant who works on youth employment issues for FHI 360’s Workforce Connections project, spending time with like-minded peers from the development community helped me to gain a fresh perspective on my work.

Let’s Not Forget: Millions of Students Didn’t Go Back to School this Year

It’s been a happy and busy time for many families as their kids settle back into school. Once again, my Facebook feed filled with cheery first-day-of-school photos, then soccer and football shots. Sweet and awkward Homecoming pictures. It brings me great joy to see my friends and their children delight in the promise of another year – school buses, sports and dances, yes, but also another year of learning. Another year to be stretched by great books and new concepts. It will be another year to work toward fulfilling their potentials.

The Falls Church Episcopal, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bok choy is not the only thing to grow in the fertile soil of The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church, VA.

Statement by InterAction Member CEOs on the Third Anniversary of the Syrian Civil War

The undersigned, member CEOs of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international relief and development organizations, wish to express our deep concern for the families of the Syrian

AIYD Guiding Principles for Youth Development


The Guiding Principles for International Youth Development is the result of a collaborative effort by members of the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD).

Youth and Media: Political Engagement in New Spaces

"Young people in development are both a project of reform and agents of change. This population is not static. They engage on multiple levels.” – Dr .Loubna Skalli-Hanna, Author, Editor and Professor at American University, School of International Service

Education for Children and Youth in Conflict

As a result of the current conflicts in Syria and Mali, nearly 1 million children have difficult or no access to education. Thousands of schools have been damaged, destroyed or used for noneducational purposes. When these conflicts end, schools will lie in ruins, many teachers will have disappeared, and hundreds of thousands of children will have missed critical years of schooling. In many cases, this educational deficit will haunt them for the rest of their lives. 


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