Andrew O. Moore serves as Director, Youth and Young Adult Connections at the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families, where he has worked since 2004. The YEF Institute is a foundation-funded “action tank” that helps municipal leaders implement practical solutions on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their communities. Drawing support from several national foundations, Moore’s current roles with the Institute include:
• Overseeing an initiative to enlist cities more fully in the growing movement to connect children to nature, in conjunction with the Children & Nature Network; • Supporting a growing national network of Dropout Reengagement Centers and spreading practical lessons learned through the recent book, Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America’s Schools (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016); and • Leading an exploration of municipal leadership roles in juvenile justice system reform and jail use reduction.
Earlier, at the organization now known as The Corps Network, Moore spent 15 years building the nationwide network of service and conservation corps. He holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, and serves on the boards of the National Youth Employment Coalition and Conservation Legacy.
Scaling, spreading, evaluating reengagement
Continued growth within the Reengagement Network prompts questions about scaling strategies – for instance, moving to the state policy level – as well as the strength of the evidence base for the effectiveness of physical and virtual reengagement centers. Join this session to discuss and debate paths forward, and contribute to the exploration of third-party evaluation – all in the framework of environmental factors such as low unemployment and ESSA plans that don’t take on alternative accountability directly.
Together, let's tackle questions such as: What can we learn from recent efforts to create new state reengagement policy in Oregon and California, as well as from longer-standing policy in Washington and Colorado? What's our best route toward launching an evaluation of what works in reengagement, within particular cities and across the Network?
Past AAPF Sessions
Reengagement-Citywide Strategies Spreading Andrew Moore, has captured many of the issues and challenges facing cities and their partners that strive to provide a portal to re-engage out of school youth. This session will focus on the dozens of coordinated citywide efforts to re-engage out-of-school youth on positive educational pathways. The session promises an understanding of results to date, as well as a sense of the variety and continuous improvement and innovation underway. Andy will cover the impressive early accomplishments of re-engagement efforts in several cities, provide practical advice for those seeking to launch or formalize local re-engagement programs, and describe how re-engagement at scale could help solve the crisis of unfulfilled potential represented in America’s millions of young people without high school diplomas.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is aN Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F., Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087