Sponsored by the William T. Grant Foundation, and led by Florencia Gutierrez (Annie E. Casey Foundation), this session addresses the role of community indicators in various efforts that make child ans youth not just the focus and manifestation of community well-being and resilience but also central change agents in promoting the well-being of themselves, others, and their community.


  • The Children’s Trust Equity & Resilience Mapping with Early Childhood Integrated Data (Rebecca Shearer, Ph.D., University of Miami Department of Psychology, K. Lori Hanson, Ph.D., The Children’s Trust, Anabel Espinosa, Ph.D., Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Maite Riestra-Quintero, Ed.D., Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department)
  • From Idea to Reality: Developing an Early Literacy Action Plan with Community Partners (Terry S Atkinson -East Carolina University and Executive Director-READ ENC Community Literacy Coalition, Kimberly L. Anderson)
  • Community Child and Youth Well-being Survey: gathering comprehensive, actionable data on how children and youth are experiencing life (Lisa Wolff – UNICEF Canada & Alison Pearson, Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region)
  • Q & A
  • A Decade Undone: Youth Disconnection in the Age of Coronavirus (Rebecca Gluskin – Measure of America, Social Science Research Council)
  • Engaging Youth in Making Community Change (Camille Anoll – Urban Institute)
  • The most important voices are the ones we hear from the least: Community-based assessments in collaboration with families and community-based organizations (Bijan Kimiagar – Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York)
  • Q &A

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Wednesday August 5