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Ready by 21 Leadership Capacity Audit Sample Recommendations

Leadership capacity audits serve the same purpose as financial audits. They provide leaders with a structured opportunity to receive feedback on core functions that are critical to their mission so that they can increase their overall horsepower to make sustained change. The attached list of key findings and recommendations from a generic city will give you an idea of the helpful guidance this process can have.

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Friday, August 5, 2011
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Broader partnerships, bigger goals, better data, bolder actions to improve program quality, consistency and reach – these are the goals of leadership. To support this work, the Forum for Youth Investment has developed the leadership capacity audit: a set of structured surveys, interviews and processes designed to assess a community's overall leadership capacities. This process involves a series of stakeholder interviews and analysis of key indicators and data sources, and results in a set of findings and recommendations like this document.
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Ready by 21 Quality Improvement & Assets Building Challenge Grants

Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Q&A Challenge is a research-based technical assistance model designed to help communities systematically assess developmental assets in a population of children and youth and then improve the quality of out-of-school time settings where these children and youth spend time. The Q&A Challenge represents an advance in community level efforts to align out-of-school time programmatic resources with community-specific profiles of developmental assets.
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Ready by 21 Southeast Challenge Overview

Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Southeast Cities Challenge is an initiative to develop core leadership capacities that are critical to efforts to improve child and youth outcomes from birth to young adulthood. The Ready by 21 National Partnership, a coalition of prominent national organizations whose members touch the lives of over 100 million children and youth across the country, created the Challenge as part of its current focus on working in the Southeast region of the U.S.
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Columbus, IN Council for Youth Development Brochure

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Columbus, IN
Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Columbus, Ind., Council for Youth Development brought together the local school system, youth-serving agencies, government, United Way and several other stakeholder groups, with support from Ready by 21. The goal: Help prepare Columbus' children to be healthy, successful members of society. The council's brochure shows how a local leadership group can communicate its work and core messages to the public.
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Credentialed by 26 Series: Changing the Odds for Students- Spotlight on Kingsborough College

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Brooklyn, NY

By raising expectations, improving the use of institutional data to inform decisions, creating a high-level coordination body and shifting to more flexible resource allocation practices, every unit of the college has been involved in implementing strategies focused on increasing supports and improving persistence and graduation rates.

 

Thursday, August 4, 2011
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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.
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