Last week, co-director Greg Emmel and I were in Dubuque, IA, for the fifth annual National League of Cities Reengagement Plus! Convening. This year’s host, Reengage Dubuque, is a partnership between the Dubuque Community School District, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), and Project HOPE (through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque). We got to see these reengagement efforts in action through site visits (Dubuque Senior High School, Hempstead High School, Alternative Learning Center, and Reengage Dubuque at NICC), presentations, and discussions. Dubuque provides an excellent example of partnerships making a real impact. Best of all we got to hear from several students themselves about how Reengage Dubuque has helped them make positive changes in their lives.