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ICP Pathways

ICP Pathways

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Service as a Strategy for Re-engaging At-Risk Youth
A project by:
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 201Washington, DC 202.775.0290www.icicp.org 
 
Innovations in Civic ParticipationSusan Stroud, Executive Director1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 201 Washington, DC 20036Phone: 202.775.0290 www.icicp.org 
 About ICP:
Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) is a non-profit organization that provides expertise, ideas, information,research, and advocacy support in the United States and around the world to develop and strengthen policies andprograms that promote youth civic engagement through service. ICP applies service as a strategy to address a widerange of social issues and is supported by foundations such as the Ford Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Founda-tion; multilateral agencies such as the Inter-American Development Bank; and host country governments such asthe United Kingdom. In the US, ICP focuses its efforts on broadening and deepening support for national andcommunity service by developing pathways and transition strategies for AmeriCorps members after service, iden-tifying and supporting innovative state programming, and promoting discussions among policymakers, funders,and practitioners in specific issue areas such as children and youth in out-of-school time, rural development, andindependent living for seniors. For more information, visit www.icicp.org.
Project Coordinator:
Brett Alessi
Design and Layout:
Mary Ellen Smith
Contributors:
Grace HollisterEwurama Shaw - TaylorSusan StroudData on the four service and conservation corps participating in this project was collected by ICP. Baseline data was collectedin April of 2003 based on questionnaires completed by the corps leaders, data collected directly from the corps, and focusgroups with corps directors. ICP collected comparable closing data in 2004.Special thanks to the
Ford Foundation
for their generous support and to Jamie Merisotis, Tina Milano, Ann Coles, Shirley Sagawa, and Wendy Ault for their advice and guidance. This project would not have been possible without the tireless com-mitment of the following people: Connie Ferris Bailey, Jonathan Barry, Margarita Benitez,
Harry Bruell,
Kelly Causey, TimChristensen, Gerry Fiala, Betsy Lawson, Nancy Mills, Brent Neiser, Judy Olson, Marty O’Brien, Sally Prouty, Gail Robinson,Gene Sofer, Dana Stein, Chester Steinhauser, Karen Stran, Carolyn Teich, Dianne Wheaton, and Dion Wright. This report is a publication of Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP). Photos provided by the respective programs. Allrights reserved. July 2005.
 
 
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Service as a Strategy for Re-engaging At-Risk Youth 
 A Report by Innovations in Civic Participation
 Table of Contents
Foreword.......................................................................................................iiiPreface............................................................................................................5Service and Conservation Corps................................................................7 A Brief History.......................................................................................7From Margins to Mainstream..............................................................10 The Roots of the Pathway Concept...................................................12Pathways to a New Future........................................................................16Participating Corps...............................................................................16Corpsmembers at the Participating Sites...........................................19Current Practices at the Participating Corps.....................................20Problems, Prospects, and Recommendations...................................23Conclusion...................................................................................................34
Pathways to a New Future
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