Building the Backbone Toolkit
Excerpt: The backbone of a partnership is not one single entity, but a set of functions that one or more entities can play a role in fulfilling. These functions are the essential on-going roles related to sustaining the infrastructure of a cradle to career partnership. Backbone functions are necessary to support the data-driven action of the partnership and continue to move the work forward. While the way a partnership fulfills these roles will look different depending on local context and assets, the set of backbone functions remain rather consistent across cradle to career partnerships. These common backbone functions are outlined below and explained in more detail in the report.