WestEd 2012 Year-In-Review

Education and Literacy

WestEd 2012 Year-In-Review

The WestEd Year in Review describes our agency's broad scope of work in the year 2012. It includes brief highlights of our accomplishments and resources. Produced in the first half of each year, the Review covers the previous fiscal year (December 1 through November 30), and is available free of charge.

October 2016

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My Rights, My Voice Annual Progress Report 2013

Education and Literacy;Health;Human Rights and Civil Liberties

My Rights, My Voice Annual Progress Report 2013

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) engages marginalized children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries. The 2013 Annual Progress Report provides an overview of the second year of this innovative three year programme and of the MRMV Global Programme Framework

In 2013 the Annual Learning Event, Mid-Term Review process, Strategic Gender Review and Global Advocacy Workshop were important moments of reflection, review, alteration and innovation.These events and processes also highlighted programme challenges, especially in relation to strengthening our gender analysis to ensure we are supporting the specific experiences, needs and aspirations of girls and women.

There was significant progress against our four key objectives. The number of young people and their allies reached through awareness-raising messages in 2013 more than trebled to over 207,000 children, youth and their allies (47 per cent girls and young women). Young people also took greater responsibility for awareness-raising activities, educating their peers and allies using a variety of methods and channels, including social media and popular culture.

MRMV-supported groups' organisational skills and ability to develop shared agendas increased. Critically the number of meetings between organised youth groups and duty-bearers doubled to 113.

All projects cited examples of duty-bearers recognising child and youth groups as valid bodies to engage, discuss and consult with about health and education services, listening to them and taking initial action as a result of MRMV lobbying and advocacy activities.

May 2014

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My Rights, My Voice Annual Progress Report 2014

Education and Literacy;Human Rights and Civil Liberties

My Rights, My Voice Annual Progress Report 2014

The 2014 My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) Annual Progress Report provides an overview of the programme's progress as well as developments and highlights in the third year.

Children and youth, especially girls and young women, living in poverty are among the most marginalized and voiceless within society. Almost half the world's population are under the age of 25 and almost 85 percent of those live in developing countries, yet they are rarely central to decision making processes affecting their lives and do not always have the relevant information about their choices or rights.

MRMV is working through partner organizations and directly with marginalized children and youth, their allies and with duty bearers around the world to engage these groups in ways that strengthen and support their voice and rights to health and education, and to ensure that the interests and voices of children and youth will be heard long into the future.

September 2015

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Building on What Works: 2017 Education Philanthropy Report

Education and Literacy;Nonprofits and Philanthropy;Race and Ethnicity

Building on What Works: 2017 Education Philanthropy Report

Great Lakes 2017 Education Philanthropy Report shares how we're building on 50 years of experience and a strong body of evidence from experts in the field to help knock down barriers to college completion, with particular focus on those that disproportionately affect students of color, students from low-income households and first-generation students. The report details several of the grants we launched in 2017 and a summary of our goals for the coming year.

February 2018

Geographic Focus: North America / United States

Summer Learning Findings Report: 2017 Summer Programs

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy

Summer Learning Findings Report: 2017 Summer Programs

Out-of-school time (OST) programs, especially summer programs, offer critical support to schools, youth, and their families. Research indicates that OST programs are more than just a safe haven for youth. High quality OST programs can support youth academically and socially.  Some studies show that minorities and youth in low-income communities benefit even more than their more affluent peers suggesting that OST programs are especially important for these young people.

Public schools in Oakland serve a large proportion of youth who typically benefit from additional learning supports, including students from low-income households (73%) and English Learners (31%). High quality OST programs provide additional opportunities for youth to practice the academic and social skills they need to succeed. 

January 2018

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