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How One Community Boosts Cradle to Career Supports

Pima County, Ariz., is getting attention for using Ready by 21 strategies to improve early childhood education and youth development.
Information Update
January 6, 2012

A new story in the America's Promise spotlight series about Grad Nation Communities explains how the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona "coordinates initiatives to ensure that young people are able to make a successful transition to adulthood."

Realizing that efforts to boost high school graduation must start much earlier than high school and involve more than schools, Pima County leaders built a collaboration that focuses on such objectives as promoting early literacy, increasing the quality of out-of-school time programs, supporting parent and teacher education, improving nutrition and oral health education, and enhancing community awareness of the importance of high-quality care and education.

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