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Kindred Spirits:
Support Organizations for "At Risk Youths" / Budget Cuts Alerts

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  • Summer Search

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  • Coalition for Juvenile Justice

    The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

  • America's Promise Alliance

    We promise to young Americans that they will grow up with the help and guidance of caring adult relationships, healthy childhoods, safe surroundings, effective education and opportunities to serve others.Bullying

  • Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)

    BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.

  • Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.)

    The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) strengthens the well-being of foster and adoptive families, promotes adoption awareness, enhances adoption sensitivity, and develops the skills for professionals and families to empower children to thrive.

  • Annie E Casey Foundation

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

  • Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP)

    The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems. The Center’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.

  • Center for Young Women's Development (CYWD)

    For 20 years, the Center for Young Women’s Development has empowered and inspired thousands of young women experiencing incarceration or life on the streets to create positive personal and social change.

  • Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

    Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago has, since its inception in 1985 as a research and policy center, focused on a mission of improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities.

  • Children's Defense Fund (CDF)

    Our vision is to end child poverty. We must ensure all parents and caregivers have the resources to support and nurture their children: jobs with livable wages, affordable high-quality child care, supports for working families like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, and safety nets for basic needs like nutrition and housing assistance.

  • Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama

    Nearly 3000 nationwide have been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Children as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults and sentenced to die in prison, typically without any consideration of their age or circumstances of the offense.

  • Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

    Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of nearly 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors. We take a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.


  • Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)

    Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

  • Jobs for the Future

    JFF works with public and private partners across the country to design and expand models that: build basic skills, improve high school instruction, increase graduation rates, increase college entry, and provide crucial supports to help college students and job trainees advance toward credentials with high labor market value.

  • KIPP LA Schools

    KIPP LA Schools (KIPP LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles for success in school, college, and life. We are part of the nationwide KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 162 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC serving 58,000 students.

  • National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD)

    NCCD envisions just and humane social systems that promote strong and safe communities and improve the lives of all people. We value social justice, integrity, collaboration, innovation, and research. These values guide our daily work at all levels of the organization.

  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

    The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

  • United Way

    United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

  • Aspire Public Schools

    Aspire operates small, high-quality public charter schools in low-income neighborhoods.

  • California Youth Connections (CYC)

    California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.

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  • YMCA of the USA

    We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.

  • Youth Justice Institute

    Stabilizing youth in crisis by providing positive relationships with adult mentors who promote personal growth and development.kindredSun™

  • Youth Villages

    Youth Villages is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to providing the most effective local solutions to help emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.

  • AMI Kids

    AMIkids is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization providing our communities’ kids an opportunity to transform into responsible young adults.

  • Alexander Youth Network

    Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and find long-lasting positive ways to connect with their community.

  • Alliance of Concerned Men

    The Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM) is an award-winning non-profit organization with the goal of saving lives of at-risk youth residing in high crime areas of the Washington DC Metropolitan community. Since 1991, ACM has been providing community services to families and children at-risk and in crisis throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.

  • AmeriCorps

    Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund -- and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

  • Camp Fire USA - National

    Our programs encourage personal exploration by incorporating a researched based approach to youth development that ensures participants gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives.

  • Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to secure equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.

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