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Making Change Happen: What Programs Can Do to Turn Things Around

by Roger Neugebauer
May/June 2009
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In the March/April issue of Exchange we challenged readers to make change happen. We invited you to share your ideas on the little steps your program can take to start reversing the downturn one family, one neighborhood at a time. And, we announced the Exchange Stimulus Package: We will be giving away $10,000 in gift certificates from Exchange and loyal advertising partners Community Playthings, Kaplan Early Learning Company, and Teaching Strategies, Inc. to 10 programs sharing the most creative 'Make Change Happen' stories.

We received many great and inspiring entries that demonstrate the creativity of our field. Exchange and our advertising partners reviewed all of these submissions and narrowed the list down to the top 20. Then we invited ExchangeEveryDay subscribers to vote for the top 10 submissions. Each of these 10 programs will receive $1,000 in gift certificates from the four sponsors.

We have printed some of the ideas from these 10 programs below. In addition, on our web site you can view the top 20 submissions as well as 50 honorable mention entries that also received votes from the reviewers. We hope these ideas will inspire you to make change happen in your community!

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