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How can community-based organizations get local businesses to help create education opportunities for young people, from cradle through career? A new toolkit from Ready by 21, Corporate Voices for Working Families and several other organizations provides answers. "Supporting the Education Pipeline: A Business Engagement Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations" offers tips on how to connect with business leaders in four steps:
Identify business leaders who will support your efforts
Educate them about community needs
Persuade them to get involved
Call them to action
A companion website includes case studies, effective practices and sample tools, such as meeting agendas and letters.