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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.

Report
May 20, 2016
How can government change the way it does business to better serve communities?
Tagged in: Report, Bolder Actions
Report
January 16, 2014
Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes – updated from 2011, is here to help them get it.
Report
January 10, 2013
What makes for a successful partnership between schools, families and communities?
Tagged in: Report
Report
October 16, 2012
Corporate Voices for Working Families has published a set of case studies that shows how career training for low-income young adults can pay off for businesses. One example: Gap Inc.'s This Way Ahead initiative, which provides low-income young people with opportunities for skill development and career exploration. Read the two-page case study. Corporate Voices is a Ready by 21 National Partner.
Report
October 16, 2012
Based on the first national survey of after-school "intermediary" organizations, this report describes the after-school coordinating groups, the forms they take and their big concerns. Top of the list? Increasing access for disadvantaged youngsters to affordable, high-quality programs.
Report
October 2, 2012
Problems affecting kids are well-documented. How do we know how well children in a given community are progressing, considering that school, child care, afterschool programs and so many other community resources are a part of kids’ lives? Are there desirable outcomes for all children that the entire community is aiming for? There should be.
Report
August 6, 2012
Through their work with the White House Council for Community Solutions, The Bridgespan Group had the opportunity to learn from 12 community collaboratives engaged in collective impact across the country. These collaboratives have already achieved needle-moving change (at least 10 percent progress on a community-wide metric) and are making further strides in solving critical social issues. Below are profiles of each that share the collaboratives' paths to getting results.
Report
July 31, 2012
The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools.
Report
July 10, 2012
The W.T. Grant Foundation is finding out, through a learning community to strengthen research-practice partnerships in education, launched in partnership with the Forum for Youth Investment.