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The study was supported by the Ford Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William T.Grant Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the U.S. Department of Justice. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2002) Community Programs to Promote Youth Development. Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth. Jacquelynne Eccles and Jennifer A.Gootman, eds. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Community programs to promote youth development/Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth; Jacquelynne Eccles and Jennifer Appleton Gootman, editors; Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07275-1 (hardcover)

1. Youth—Services for—United States. 2. Teenagers—Services for—United States. I. Eccles, Jacquelynne S. II. Gootman, Jennifer Appleton. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Children, Youth, and Families. V. Institute of Medicine (U.S.)

HV1431 .C657 2002

362.7'083–dc21

2001006226

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The photographs on the cover and used in this report are the work of young people from throughout the United States involved in a youth photography program. They are the work of Brittany Green, Lim Mom, Terrell Stewart, Shytise Taylor, and Lenna Vorn. The sponsor of the youth photography program was the EZ/EC Foundation Consortium, a partnership of 10 foundations formed to support implementation of the EZ/EC Initiative’s 10-year effort to revitalize urban and rural areas of deep poverty, and to help document its lessons.



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