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Call to Action: Ready by 21 Business Engagement Menu

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Business leaders play a crucial role in community efforts to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life. Business leaders are eager to make an impact across the education and talent development pipeline, from cradle to career. They want to ensure that the roles they play help contribute to better outcomes for youth, families and communities. Nonprofit leaders have the opportunity to recognize the needs of youth in their community and recommend how business may be able to best use their assets to meet those needs. This dual purpose Business Engagement Menu provides business leaders with the various ways they can be involved in communities. Nonprofit leaders can also use the menu to learn the array of options that exist to get business active in effectively meeting a community’s goals for youth.

Common Goals, Unique Strengths: Education and Business Partnerships

Collaboration between business and education can ensure that students graduate high school equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace, post-secondary education and life. In this publication, the American Association of School Administrators and Corporate Voices for Working Families highlight the benefit of these partnerships, tips for engaging educators and business leaders, and a case study illustrating these partnerships in action.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Educators and business leaders must create meaningful, successful and long lasting partnerships to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life.

Credentialed by 26 Series: Changing the Odds for Students- Spotlight on Kingsborough College

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Brooklyn, NY

By raising expectations, improving the use of institutional data to inform decisions, creating a high-level coordination body and shifting to more flexible resource allocation practices, every unit of the college has been involved in implementing strategies focused on increasing supports and improving persistence and graduation rates.

 

Thursday, August 4, 2011
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This issue brief examines how leaders at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY have changed the way they do business and as a result increased student success.
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Credentialed by 26 Series: High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success

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Brockton, MA

This brief describes how YouthBuild Brockton, as part of YouthBuild USA’s Postsecondary Education Initiative, is partnering with Massasoit Community College to move from dropout recovery into postsecondary completion. It also summarizes research on student supports in higher education and features a conversation with Ann Coles, senior associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

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Chart of supports needed to help young people to and through higher education.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
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This brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth by providing the supports necessary for their success.
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Gallup

Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology, and our consultants assist leaders in identifying and monitoring behavioral economic indicators worldwide. Gallup consultants help organizations boost organic growth by increasing customer engagement and maximizing employee productivity through measurement tools, coursework and strategic advisory services.

Corporate Voices for Working Families

Corporate Voices for Working Families is the leading national business membership organization shaping conversations and collaborations on public and corporate policy issues involving working families.  A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, Corporate Voices creates and advances innovative policy solutions that reflect a commonality of interests among the private sector both global and domestic, government and other stakeholders.  It is a unique voice, and provides leading and best-practice employers a forum to improve the lives of working families, while strengthening our nation’s economy

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