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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.

Business Contributions to Schools Add Up
January 29, 2014
New data tools track time and money donations to help measure impact.
Youth Voices Spur Community Action
September 12, 2013
New data about young people surprise leaders in a Mississippi city.
June 13, 2013
New data about student needs leads to creation of afterschool programs.
June 21, 2012
Partnership overcomes old data dilemma to create a community’s first comprehensive database of services.
March 3, 2011
This is a story about how a community built a state-of-the-art online tool to map and track youth services. Community leaders in Austin are using this tool to improve services and make them more accessible to families in need. The Ready by 21 set of strategies, tools and technical assistance helped Austin leaders create and use the tool to enable all youth to be ready for college, work and life.