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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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Working with the coaches and the leadership team of IRRE has been transformational; their exemplary coaching provided an effective lens with which to work successfully with teachers. I grew so much in my understanding of true coaching as an art form. I cannot think of a stronger group of individuals to assist a school in building capacity within.  

- Kelley Garris, Literacy Coach Ecorse Public Schools and Pasadena Unified 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.