The responsibility to deliver college- and career-readiness education programs and services has evolved to include an array of organizational partnerships and alliances. Some act as intermediaries or hubs that coordinate communications, policy, and curriculum with state and local districts. Others operate whole-school models within a school district. This fact sheet looks at two programs, Linked Learning and NAF (formerly National Academy Foundation), that build long-term workforce opportunities by connecting education and industry. It also includes a set of questions to help state and district leaders determine if an organizational partnership fits their needs.