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Dawn Ramos

“NCS helps schools network to learn from each other and better understand how other schools are approaching the work,” Ramos explains. “That has been a key lever to our success.” Coaching is also crucial to the experience, she says, with coaches helping principals use their own expertise to apply research to real-world situations. “They help schools realize we have our own answers — they won’t tell us what to do, but they will come in and support us.”

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The Chicago nonprofit MAPSCorps has community impact times two: It trains youth to use the tools of science and technology to gather high-quality data about neighborhood assets — and then makes that data publicly available so it can help improve life for everyone.