Future of Children policy journal receives Gates grant
The Future of Children policy journal, co-published by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Brookings Institution, has been awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The award of nearly $900,000 will support the production, dissemination and outreach activities of four journal issues dealing with disadvantaged youth.
The Future of Children volumes will contribute to the knowledge base of the Post Secondary Education Plus Initiative recently launched by the Gates Foundation. Each volume will examine an issue that affects youth ages 16-26 as they try to improve their life circumstances, as well as those of their children.
The topics proposed are Children in Fragile Families; Children and Youth in Immigrant Families; Work and Family Balance; and Post Secondary Education. The governing principle of all the volumes will be to identify research and policies that show promise in helping disadvantaged youth break the cycle of poverty and climb the income, employment and education ladders.
The Future of Children is published biannually. Each issue concentrates on a particular topic with the general fields of education, health and family policy, with special attention given to topics that impact low-income and at-risk children. It is recognized as one of the leading publications on children's policy in the U.S.
For more information about the journal and related activities, please visit the Future of Children website.