ERIC Number: ED338816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Compact Project: Final Report.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
The National Alliance of Business (NAB) surveyed the 12 sites that participated in the Compact Project to develop and implement programs of business-education collaboration. NAB studied start-up activities, key players, conditions for collaboration, accomplishments, challenges, and future plans. Program outcomes indicated that building successful coalitions was dependent on context, the elements of which are as follows: historical relationships, communication and understanding, solid leadership, ongoing discussion, commitment, action, and a "whole student" focus. The 12 projects included the following: Albuquerque (New Mexico) Business Education Compact; Cincinnati (Ohio) Youth Collaborative; Detroit (Michigan) Compact; Invest Indianapolis (Indiana); Louisville (Kentucky) Education and Employment Partnership; Memphis (Tennessee) Youth Initiative; Greater Miami (Florida) Partnership; Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Promise; Providence (Rhode Island) Compact; Rochester (New York) Jobs, Inc.; San Diego (California) Compact; and Seattle (Washington) Youth Investment. A description and goals, accomplishments, and challenges were documented for each site. NAB found a diversity of responses--from single school job programs to projects that delivered comprehensive services from preschool throughout the high school years. In a few of the cities, the Compact Project completed the funding cycle. In some, it survived as part of other community initiatives or as a new program that was an extension of the original. (Information on project contacts is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Support, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Corporate Support, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Job Placement, Job Training, Potential Dropouts, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005-3917.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.