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to improve the lives of young people in diverse communities by transforming their educational experience

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meaningful improvement can be achieved when educators and those who support them are equipped, empowered and expected to change

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to strengthen political will, theories of change, and relevant knowledge base of educators, policy makers and investors in education

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IRRE and YDSI Help Boys & Girls Clubs of America Find Out What Makes a Difference

     Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) want to know whether and how their work makes a difference. IRRE and our partner Youth Development Strategies, Inc.

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IRRE is committed to providing exceptional professional development tailored to the needs of our learning community and grounded in research-based strategies to achieve student success.  Throughout my career I have used other outside providers but none have navigated staff as well as IRRE using a well-designed user-friendly approach that has direct applications to the classroom while modeling effective teaching strategies.  However, IRRE’s strongest feature is direct support to the classroom and feedback to staff as they deploy new strategies learned through training.

- Bill McCabe, Superintendent Lassen Union High School District

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Many corporations want to help improve education.  Common wisdom tells us that publicly-funded education has many urgent needs, and the private sector has many valuable resources. What do corporations and their education partners need to do from the outset to craft the most productive partnerships?

IRRE has identified five attributes that, when adopted by corporate and other philanthropic partners seeking to improve education quality, produce greater impact.

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     Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) want to know whether and how their work makes a difference. IRRE and our partner Youth Development Strategies, Inc.