Based on annual results from the assessment of the Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF), and focused on four OYF member sites that reported the greatest changes to local systems serving youth, this brief explores three practices to help place-based collaboratives accelerate how they change complex systems designed to serve youth.
Drawing from interviews with these sites, three practices were identified that help place-based collaboratives accelerate how they change complex education and workforce systems and pathways.
❖ Proactive engagement with local leadership can cultivate visible and influential champions of the work.
❖ Consistent promotion of work and solutions to key local system actors can help shift perceptions to establish the value of collaboratives in solving problems.
❖ Aligning goals and strategies, honoring space for diverse perspectives, and giving time for relationships to form serve as a foundation for systems change work.
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