Children, Youth and Families

Foundation for Child Development Announces Appointment of Deborah A. Phillips as New President

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07/02/2012
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD), a national, independent grantmaking foundation dedicated to the well-being of America’s children, has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah A. Phillips as President, effective September 1, 2012.
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Learning in Place

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07/14/2011
Maria Mottola, Executive Director of the New York Foundation, talks about the lessons she learned and the new perspectives she gained as an executive-on-loan to the staff of Commissioner Gladys Carrión of the New York State Office of Children &...
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Intraclass Correlation Coefficients for Obesity Indicators and Energy Balance–Related Behaviors Among NYC Public Elementary Schools

This study, published in Health Education & Behavior, takes baseline data from the Food, Health & Choices project, with 5th graders in 20 New York City public schools, and determined that obesity rates, eating behaviors and theory-based psychosocial determinants were more similar within schools than across different schools, even for schools in similar neighborhoods.
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Original Instructions: A Challenge to Philanthropy to Expand Health and Educational Opportunities for Native Youth

The Schott Foundation for Public Education in partnership with Native Americans in Philanthropy, with support from Nike N7, recently released a set of recommendations for helping Native youth live healthy lives. These recommendations came directly from Native American leaders who hold expertise across health, physical fitness, education and youth development sectors. The report, Original Instructions , outlines both challenges and opportunities to philanthropy. It’s a first step towards using our resources to recognize and learn from the resilient Native youth
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