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Local Voices: On-the-Ground Perspectives on Driving Community Change in the Making Connections Sites

July 24, 2014

This report describes, from the perspective of local stakeholders, the experience of several sites involved in Making Connections-- the Foundation's signature community change initiative of the 2000s -- in developing and enhancing the core capacities essential for articulating and pursuing a local community change agenda. The report describes the conditions in the communities when Making Connections began; the core capacities built during the decade-long initiative; the factors that contributed to capacity building; the evidence of improved outcomes for children, families and neighborhoods resulting from the enhanced change capacities; the continuing challenges of sustaining those capacities; and key takeaways from the experience.

Changing Systems Is Like Moving a Mountain ... and Other Insights From Successful Workforce Leaders

March 29, 2010

Offers reflections on system-change leadership in the workforce development field from thirteen leaders involved in Casey's Jobs Initiative, including key leadership skills, motivation, challenges, and strategies. Suggests ways to support new leaders.

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