John W. Gardner Center to Present at nFocus Solutions' Communities for Change 2013 Leadership Symposium Leading educational institutions, nonprofits and community improvement initiatives to collaborate on education and youth development issues

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- nFocus Solutions®, the leading provider of performance management and outcome measurement solutions, is pleased to announce that the John W. Gardner Center will present at Communities for Change 2013, a premier annual conference occurring October 23-25 in Omaha, Neb.

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The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, part of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, is a research center which works directly with communities to develop leadership and implement change to improve the lives of youth. The organization's session, From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes,discusses strategies featured in its new book of the same title.

The book reveals methods of bringing together practitioners and policymakers in education, health, and child welfare to form a data-based collaboration focused on improving the lives of youth. By focusing on data, members of the partnership are able to move beyond long-held beliefs to focus on making specific, measurable improvements in the lives of the youth in their communities.

"The John W. Gardner Center is among the leading organizations in this space for collaborating with communities to create lasting outcomes for youth," said Ananda Roberts, president of nFocus Solutions. "We are excited to feature their expertise, as well as all of our accomplished speakers from across the public sector."

The session is part of an impressive lineup of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities at Communities for Change 2013, including presentations from Dr. Sam Meisels, Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Dan Cardinali, President of Communities In Schools, and Dr. Donna Beegle, author of See Poverty…be the Difference.

To register to attend Communities for Change 2013, visit nfocus.com/communities-for-change. To learn more about nFocus, visit nfocus.com.

About nFocus Solutions®

nFocus Solutions® is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and intelligent business solutions for the public sector. We are the leading provider of applications that communities, nonprofits and government agencies rely on to make their organizations more effective. Our high-quality data management and analysis software enable our clients to achieve clear, well-defined results that change the world. Visit nfocus.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to learn more.

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