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The Community Partnerships Issue Briefs Series

The OMG Center is publishing a series of Issue Briefs highlighting lessons from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Community Partnerships portfolio evaluation.

In the Issue Briefs, we share the results of the investment and provide tangible examples of how communities approached the goal of improving postsecondary completion. We hope you consider the Issue Briefs as useful tools, and please feel free to share them with your colleagues and professional networks.

Issue Brief 1:  Building Commitment to a Postsecondary Systems Change Agenda. This Issue Brief focuses on how the partnerships built public awareness, deepened relationships with partner organizations, and engaged community leaders to implement their initiatives.

Issue Brief 2:  Using Data to Advance a Postsecondary Systems Change Agenda. This Issue Brief focuses on how the partnerships used data to build public commitment, set priorities for policy and practice changes, and monitor the partnership’s internal structures and processes.

Issue Brief 3:  Aligning Policies and Practices to Advance a Postsecondary Systems Change Agenda.  This Issue Brief focuses on how communities can adopt and implement policies and practices to increase postsecondary success.

Issue Brief 4:  Building and Sustaining Partnerships to Advance a Postsecondary Systems Change Agenda.  This Issue Brief focuses on how communities can successfully strengthen partnerships to increase postsecondary success.

Issue Brief 5:  Amplifying Learning in Systems Change Investments: An Experience in Developmental Evaluation. This Issue Brief focuses on how communities, funders, and evaluators can conduct effective developmental evaluations to help advance postsecondary systems change.

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