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May's Reading List

13 May 2022

In this section, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month below!

Using Our Measures to Promote Quality Improvement in Evaluation | Our Thoughts – Steve Hillman

13 May 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, Head of Partnerships Steve Hillman reflects on how the Centre's measurement tools are helping to champion quality improvement in evaluation.

Findings from our Rapid Needs Analysis

28 April 2022

The Centre's Associate Louisa Thomson introduces the findings from our rapid needs analysis, conducted throughout February and March, and supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

April's Reading List

14 April 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month below!

Looking back at the Enterprise Development Programme - Our thoughts | Soizic Hagege

14 April 2022

For this month’s ‘Our Thoughts’, Enterprise Development Programme Manager Soizic Hagege reflects on peer-to-peer learning, one of the defining features of the Enterprise Development Programme, as the EDP draws to a close.

Can you help us develop our youth voice typology?

8 April 2022

Jo Hickman Dunne and Tom Burke explain why the Centre is consulting on a new standardised way of describing youth voice practices in the UK.  

Announcing the launch of Equitable Evaluation Collective in the UK

5 April 2022

NPC, the Centre for Youth Impact, the Charity Evaluation Working Group (ChEW), and the Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) are pleased to announce that we have come together to advance thinking and practice on more equitable evaluative practice in the UK social sector, through a collective model

Exploring need and demand in evaluation and learning

11 March 2022

Louisa Thomson introduces our rapid needs analysis and how these insights will be used to inform our package of support to the sector.

Pursuing common good through SEL | Our Thoughts - Catherine Mitchell

11 March 2022

In an extended 'Our Thoughts' this month to mark SEL Day, Catherine Mitchell explores how a focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) in our practice and evaluation could support us with a more consistent, intentional, and equitable approach to quality.

March Reading List

11 March 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

New Support for Practitioners to Build Evidence and Act on Insight

10 February 2022

We are excited to announce our latest activity, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

February Reading List

10 February 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month.

Supporting Young People to Make Their Mark

10 February 2022

We’re proud to collaborate with the British Youth Council on their new digital voting platform for this year’s Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest consultation for young people on the issues that matter most.

Our Thoughts - Towards A Data Literate Youth Sector

10 February 2022

The Centre’s Executive Director Tom Burke reflects on how the youth sector can respond to the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly data-rich world.

Just One Question - What kind of champions does youth work most need right now?

14 January 2022

Our latest blog for Just One Question takes a look at practitioners' views and responses gathered during Youth Work Week 2021.

Multi-site Trials of Practice - Announcing our Delivery Partner Organisations

13 January 2022

Read our announcement of our Delivery Partner Organisations (DPOs) for the multi-site trials of mentoring practice.