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Find stories and lessons learned here from leaders across the country using Ready by 21 Strategies to bring precision to their passion. Leaders in states and local communities and in urban and rural settings are using the Building Blocks for Effective Change. You can search for stories via the filters on the left column or using the drop down menus below.

May 3, 2018
What happens when you cross the best-laid plans with unexpected crisis? How do partnerships and initiatives – whether they are long-standing, emerging or re-emerging – respond in real-time and demonstrate their relevance?
November 1, 2016
Community leaders around the country are focused on collective impact approaches, building the frameworks to bring change to scale. But working on population-level change takes time, often years. A question we are often asked is how can a community build long-term solutions while improving outcomes for those youth who need help today?
June 22, 2016
Here is an overview of recent work with Fair Chance DC.
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Fiscal Map Shows Funding Sources to Help Youth
September 24, 2015
New Orleans creates fiscal map to identify funding sources for opportunity youth.
A Day to Embrace Change
February 20, 2015
Leaders gather in Wake County, N.C., to celebrate youth work & commit to collective impact
Fiscal Map Steers Leaders to New Paths
January 15, 2015
Using data to find financial stability for pregnancy prevent initiative
October 7, 2014
Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, interviews Brain McNitt about how the Alaska Conservation Foundation hires “catalysts” to keep communities engaged in the mission.
Sharing Data is a Calculated Move
July 17, 2014
Schools Partner with Afterschool Providers to Improve Youth Services
Drawing Pictures of Youth with Data
February 3, 2014
New tools help schools and businesses boost the odds for young people to succeed.
Business Contributions to Schools Add Up
January 29, 2014
New data tools track time and money donations to help measure impact.