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ERIC Number: ED559643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Promising Approach to Addressing America's Biggest Challenges. Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives
Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul; Seldon, Willa
Bridgespan Group
Communities face powerful challenges--a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy--that require powerful solutions. In a climate of increasingly constrained resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant, community-wide progress by enlisting all sectors to work together toward a common goal--offers enormous promise to bring about broader, more lasting change across the nation. The White House Council for Community Solutions, created in December 2010, worked with the Bridgespan Group to: (1) identify the most effective needle-moving collaboratives; (2) understand the keys to success; and (3) recommend ways the Council could help encourage more collective action, particularly in addressing the challenges of disconnected youth. This report presents their findings and also includes the appendix: A Long History of Community Revitalization Efforts in the United States. [See the Case Studies for: Nashville at ED559653; Chicago at ED559647; Cincinnati, Covington, Newport at ED559649; Parramore at ED559656; and Philadelphia at ED559658.]
Bridgespan Group. 535 Boylston Street 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Tel: 617-572-2833; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bridgespan Group
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Wisconsin