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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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The Skillman Foundation has been working with IRRE since 2010.  Jim Connell is wicked smart and the team is highly competent, responsive, and thoughtful in their work.  IRRE is an effective partner in the Foundation's efforts to improve schools and neighborhoods in Detroit. They have also been instrumental in the Foundation's increasing use of data for developing and assessing strategy and for program improvement.

- Marie Colombo, Director, Strategic Evaluation and Learning, The Skillman Foundation

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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.