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Rebecca Fabiano is nominated as a Public Life Hero!

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New children’s book about ‘Play Captains’ stars a real life Philly ‘Yaya’ | Helen Ubiñas

August, 2021

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Philly neighborhoods celebrate teen ‘play captains’ at kickoff event, WHYY, July 2021

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Learning in Afterschool Blog, featuring Fab Youth Philly

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Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods. December, 2020

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OST Providers, Pandemic Time Means Time To Build Relationships. December, 2020

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OST Funders, Here’s How To Step Up: Invest In Organizations’ Capacity. December, 2020

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Playful Learning Landscape Action Network Playbook (find us on page 37!)

November, 2020

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Play Captains on Play Streets: A Community-University Playful Learning and Teen Leadership Collaboration. March 2020


What is HOMAGO?

December 2019

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Turn your block into a Playstreet this summer! May, 2020



Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Out-of-School Time Programs. February 2019

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NBC10 Television Story about the Play Captains. August, 2019


Playstreets of Wonder program helps kids get a leg up on summer learning. August 2019


What Youth-serving Groups Can Learn By Using Frameworks From Other Fields. June 2019

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This Youth Development Consultant ‘Started in a Coat Closet’.

April 2018


Use People First Language to Discourage Deficit Thinking About Our Youth. February 2018

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‘Either iterate or move on’: Steal Rebecca Fabiano’s work hacks,  March  2017


Tips for Recruiting and Preparing Your Summer Staff. June 2017


Aligning Youth Work Courses with National Core Competencies. June 2017


How Not to Lose Your Mind Over Every New Trend in Your Field. December 2017


How an openness to learning and opportunity keep this multi-hyphenate do-gooder sane.

February 2017