Reading Between the Lines

Reading Between the Lines

Symphonic Strategies designed a phased, mixed-method research strategy to help the senior leader at the State Education Agency understand and document the needs and stories of low-income, functionally illiterate residents in two of Washington, D.C.’s most impoverished...
The Global 4-H Network

The Global 4-H Network

Can you help us create a global partnership that will enhance the work of 4-H youth development professionals around the world? That was the challenge presented to us by Don Floyd, CEO of the National 4-H Council, a philanthropic intermediary for the 4-H system. ...
National 4-H Leadership Circle

National 4-H Leadership Circle

How can we strengthen the impact of a large, national system on the lives of young people across America? 4-H is one of the largest and most complex multi-sector partnerships in the United States. We were tasked with engaging the 4-H system, as it is known, in a...
Using National Service to Spark Collective Action

Using National Service to Spark Collective Action

How can we best position our federal agency to advance the president’s national priorities?  This was the challenge the new leadership at the Corporation for National and Community Service (“the Corporation”) faced in the summer of 2011. The mission of the...