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Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Catalytic Partnerships to Change the Odds for Children and Youth

Karen Pittman
August 15, 2009
Karen Pittman, president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, challenged Chattanooga, Tenn., to come together as a community to change the way it serves and supports young people. In this speech and accompanying graphics, she describes the dynamic potential of catalytic partnerships.

Karen encourages Ready by 21 leaders to create a "catalytic partnership to ensure that all of the community's resources, not just the schools, have assumed shared responsibility for student success." She reminds leaders that they can change the way they do business and that partnerships are key.