This toolkit from the Forum for Youth Investment's Ready by 21 initiative is designed to help partners establish and maintain a process of mutually reinforcing activities by aligning their work with each other and with the community's collective action plan. This toolkit is used to implement strategies to create change after building a strong backbone organization, agreeing on a shared set of goals and collecting the best possible baseline data. This toolkit includes field-tested tools originally for assessing and improving the quality of programs addressing child and youth issues, but these can also be used by partnerships focused on other populations or on specific community issues.