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Explore this collection of tools, reports, guides and other materials selected from across the expertise of the Ready by 21 National Partnership. You can search for specific resources using the filters on the left side or using the drop down menus below.

Webinar
October 26, 2011
Partnerships and collaborations can take many forms. Whatever the scale of the partnership, effective partnerships are built on clear agreements about the scope of work to be done, the capacity needed to do the work and the mandate or authority in place to ensure that the work is done thoroughly and well.
Policy Paper
October 18, 2011
This paper from Corporate Voices, similarly profiles private-sector commitments to support education and workforce training for lower-skilled employees, and documents the substantial payoff to companies that have done so.
Guide
October 18, 2011
This toolkit is designed to assist business and local leaders in developing successful, sustainable partnerships to ensure that more young people in their communities have the highest-quality education and supports they need to be successful today, and as the workforce we will depend on tomorrow.
August 25, 2011
Developed by Ready by 21 Partner Corporate Voices for Working Families, this is a menu of ways that business leaders can be involved in their communities. Nonprofit leaders can use this to see the array of options for businesses to be involved in changing the odds for children and youth.
Issue Brief
August 4, 2011
Brockton, Massachusetts
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.
Issue Brief
August 4, 2011
Brooklyn, New York
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.
Report
April 1, 2011
This report shares the aspirations and concerns of everyday people across America about their communities and what it will take for children to succeed in life. It's based on a series of community conversations local United Ways hosted across the country last fall, as well as on some focus groups and a national poll.
Guide
February 23, 2011
Supporting the Education Pipeline toolkit was created to house background research, tools used by your peers in the field, protocols to help you implement your business engagement efforts, and case studies to illustrate the successes and lessons learned by others in the field.
Guide
September 14, 2010
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.
Guide
September 7, 2010
Educators and business leaders must create meaningful, successful and long lasting partnerships to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life.