Media Appearances

The Coming College Decline

Barring a policy change, the percentage of Americans with four-year degrees is about to drop. Read the complete article from National Journal. ... Read more »

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Four Ways to Spread Ideas

This blog provides insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on what makes influence effective; collective impact is featured as an approach. ... Read more »

ImpactTulsa Launches Partnership

ImpactTulsa a new effort to focus on common, regional K-12 education goals, read morehere. Tulsa World Editorial: A data-driven, private approach to public school improvement, read morehere. ImpactTulsa supporters call on education officials to work together and do things differently, read moreh ... Read more »

Lenawee Cradle to Career: Pathways to Success Launches

A new collaborative program between the Lenawee Intermediate School District, Communities in Schools of Lenawee and several community partners is aimed at better using area resources to support the county’s school districts. Read more: ... Read more »

Generation Next Reveals Plan to Reduce Achievement Gap

Rybak unveils achievement-gap battle plan; Target donates $1.1M to effort Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 8/18/2014 The partnership led by former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on Monday outlined five community-wide actions aimed at shrinking the huge disparity in academic performance between ... Read more »

USDOE Blog: Owning the Challenge

The United States Department of Education posted a blog on their recent workshop focused on supporting the work of cradle to career partnerships. Read it here:Owning the Challenge: Summit Helps Community-wide Teams Strengthen Collaboration to Boost College Completion ... Read more »

Bridge to Success Recognized at Mayoral Press Conference

Bridge to Success, the cradle to career partnershp in Waterbury, CT was recently recognzed at a Mayoral Press Confernce for their membership in the Cradle to Career Network. View a video of the press conference here. Read more about Bridge to Success in this Striving for Change blog post. ... Read more »

Initiative seeks to bring together the puzzle pieces for improving Tulsa schools

IMPACT! Tulsa is working to build an education initiativeto coordinate efforts to improve schools and student achievement, while also compiling education outcome data to ensure that reforms achieve the desired outcomes. Read more in this article. ... Read more »

Milwaukee Succeeds charts progress in improving city education

Milwaukee Succeeds released a new report card that highlights the educational goals the partnership is working toward for the year 2020. Their work was highlighted in theMilwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinelin an article and editorial. ... Read more »

Academic group aims for ‘cradle to career' focus

Earlier this week in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) issued its first report, emphasizing a “cradle to career” method of education for the future. The SAM partnership is working towards helping students reach high levels of educational achievement, ... Read more »

Strive Network Gives Memphis Nonprofits Data to Help Students Achieve

Multiple community organizations in Memphis, Tennessee have come together to form cradle to career partnership to use data to improve student outcomes. Seeding Success, a StriveTogether cradle to career partnership, is coordinating school districts and community organizations to implement an innovat ... Read more »

Education| StriveTogether comes to Monterey: Jeff Edmondson of StriveTogether comes to CSUMB

Jeff Edmondson, managing director of StriveTogether, visits Monterey County community leaders to discuss their cradle to career partnership. Edmondson will be the featured speaker on Wednesday during the last presentation of the President's Speaker Series at CSUMB. Read the full Monterey County ... Read more »

Cincinnati leaders explain "cradle to careers" educational initiative at Chicago forum

This Chicago School Policy Forum was attended by 200 education, foundation, agency, United Way and selected business leaders. Cincinnati Public School Superintendent Mary Ronan and United Way of Cincinnati President Rob Reifsnyder spoke to a packed audience followed by a question period moderated by ... Read more »

'Big Goal' Represented at Chicago Event

Executives from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership are taking part in theStriveTogether Exploring Communities Convening. Vice President of Regional Initiatives Katy Silliman and Big Goal Collaborative Director Ryan Twiss will serve as mentors to other creadle to career partnerships at Strive ... Read more »

Generating Social Impact and a Financial Return

Salt Lake City, home to Promise Partnerships of United Way Salt Lake City, just passed state legislation that will give them access to a Social Impact Bond. Goldman Sachs and J.B. Pritzker jointly committed up to $7 million to finance The Utah High Quality Preschool Program, a high-impact and target ... Read more »

P16Plus Council Connects Education Data to Results

San Antonio: P16Plus, a Cradle to Career Network member, is highlighted for using data as a tool for educational improvement. The Rivard Report ... Read more »

Push to enroll more kids in Pre-K deserves support

This editorial in the Dallas Morning News outlines the importance of preparing kids for Kindergarten. Commit! Dallas, along with Mayor Mike Rawlings, has made it their goal to ensure all kids in Dallas are ready for Kindergarten. As stated in the piece, the work starts with educating parents on the ... Read more »

The Strive Partnership in Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial

The Strive Partnership is framed as a partner in the long-term solution to poverty and unemployment in a Cincinnati Enquirer editorial. ... Read more »

Developments in the Work to Advance Evidence-Based Policy Reform

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy is pleased to report on the following developments in our work to advance evidence-based policy reform: 1. Today’s New York Times has an excellent front-page article which, citing the Coalition’s work, highlights evidence from randomized controlle ... Read more »

Generation Next Announces Mayor as New Executive Director

Minneapolis mayor, R.T. Rybak announces he will become the new Executive Director of Generation Next, a cradle to career partnership located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Star Tribune:Rybak’s next challenge: improving education Star Tribune (video):Mayor Rybak’s next move Pioneer ... Read more »

Mission: Graduate Launches in Albuquerque

Local employers and education leaders in Albuquerque announced an ambitious goal today: add 60,000 graduates (with post-secondary certificates or degrees) to the central New Mexico region by 2020. The goal was part of a public kick-off for Mission: Graduate, a cradle-to-career initiative with broad ... Read more »

Why Education Leaders are Watching Dallas

Op-ed piece written by Jeff Edmondson for the Dallas Morning News: ... Read more »

StriveTogether would be a Boon for Dallas Schools

Editorial on the work of StriveTogether in Dallas: ... Read more »

Seven Communities Chosen to be Target United Way Worldwide cohorts

We are pleased to announce that we have invited seven StriveTogether communities to participate in the second phase, known as the Mobilization Phase, of a pilot learning cohort. The seven communities that have been chosen are Albuquerque, Anchorage, Memphis, Phoenix, San Diego, Spokane and Twin Citi ... Read more »

U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan Highlights Strive's Cradle to Career Approach

In the closing remarks of the "Strong Start, Bright Future" Bus Tour, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, highlights the cradle to career approach of Strive. Read his full speech here: ... Read more »

Collective Impact in the Arts

Interesting article on developing a collective impact model for the arts in Calgary, Cananda; Calgary's Upstart partnesrhip is a member of the Strive Network: Read article here: ... Read more »

Milwaukee is Helping Kids Succeed

Milwaukee Succeeds is working to improve educational outcomes for all children through a broad-based collaborative effort: ... Read more »

Milwaukee Succeeds Shares Community Report, Issues Invitation to Join

Milwaukee Succeeds' report includes feedback from more than 300 community groups and invites more people to join their cradle to career initiative. Read more: ... Read more »

Portland's All Hands Raised Partnership Releases Chapter 01

Chapter 01 highlights the dynamic work happening throughout the Portland, Oregon area partnership, sharing progress and early results generated through the collaborative efforts. In addition, baseline data and improvement targets are portrayed for each of the Indicators, revealing entrenched dispari ... Read more »

Denver Education Compact Working to Improve Student Outcomes

Two Denvercollaborations between city government and community groups aimed at improving outcomes for childrenare quantifying their goals. Read more: ... Read more »

Fresno unveils 'Strive' plan to improve student success

Fresno Area Strive releases their baseline report card. Read more: ... Read more »

Supporting Childhood Development in Waterbury, CT

Bridge to Success Initiative aligns with City Hall to improve outcomes for kids: ... Read more »

Forward Progress in Kalamazoo

Seven years after the launch of The Kalamazoo Promise, Kalamazoo Public Schools is beginning to move the needle on student progess. Kalamazoo Promise: Is it Working to Improve Student Achievement?: Kalamazoo ... Read more »

All Hands Raised: Together We Hold the Key

All Hands Raised (AHR) is building a truly collaborative learning support system -- from within the community. The partnership has a vision for bold system change built around always asking the question, "how can we improve?" AHR believes that this will ensure long-term, real results for o ... Read more »

Aligning Philanthropy, Nonprofits, Business and Government to "Raise DC"

In D.C., 19 percent of adults lack basic literacy skills, 30 percent of children live in poverty, and only 61 percent of students graduate high school on time. For a city known for its prosperity – not to mention its wealth of social programs and nonprofit organizations – these are tro ... Read more »

Strive Partnership Focused on Improving Early Childhood Education

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama issued a call to action that “every single child in America” should have high-quality early-childhood education. Improving early childhood education is a top priority for the Strive Partnership. Read the full story here:http://ww ... Read more »

Collaboration is the New Competition

Ben Hecht, President & CEO of Living Cities blogs in the Harvard Business Review about a collective impact world where, “collaboration is the new competition.” Read about it: ... Read more »

Collective Impact- A New Approach to Education

Listen to Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director of Strive discuss the cradle to career initiative: ... Read more »

Race to the Top District Competition Winners Announced

Congrats to Guilford Co., NC and Charleston Co., SC on being winners of the Race to the Top district competition! ... Read more »

Seattle School Districts Win $40 million Race to the Top Grant

Congrats to The Roadmap District Consortium in Seattle on winning a $40 million Race to the Top grant! ... Read more »

Generation Next launches in Twin Cities to help enable 'cradle to career' success

Twin Cities, MN launches a cradle to career effort based on the Strive framework. ... Read more »

Learn to Earn Dayton Recognizes Importance of Sub-Baccalaureate Degrees

In Dayton, sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and employers. Tom Lasley, director of the Learn to Earn Dayton initiative, says " sub-baccalaureate credentials can have a significant payoff, with each year of post-high-school education correlating to an 11 per ... Read more »

Bridging Richmond Provides Support that Spans Across a Child's Life

“Bridging Richmond” brings education, business and civic leaders together to boost student success from cradle to career ... Read more »

Time Banks Provide New Way to 'Spend' an Hour

As the Strive Network is looking for ways to better facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources between Network Members, the concept of a TimeBank has become an exciting solution to enable this process. Timebanks are a way for network members to exchange knowledge and resources without it nee ... Read more »

Providence Launches Citywide Cradle to Career Action Plan

The Providence Journal highlights new program gauging student progress: Providence Children and Youth Cabinet release roadmap for progre ... Read more »

Jeff Edmondson Speaks at Education Nation

Jeff Edmondson spoke at this year's Education National Panel on integrated (wraparound) services, highlighting the importance of bringing together cross-sector leaders to move student achievement outcomes forward. Edmondson also reiterated the reality that there are no silver bullets. What w ... Read more »

Ben Hecht features Strive in Fast Company Article on Social Innovation

In his Fast Company article, President and CEO of Living Cities, Ben Hecht highlights social innovation efforts and initiatives throughout the country - including Strive. Read his entire article here: 5 Transformational Forces That Should Be Driving The Social Sector (But Aren't) ... Read more »

Cincinnati Strive Partnership Featured on Today Show

During a Today Show 'Education Nation' segment, Cincinnati was featured for the innovative school and early learning initiatives being spearheaded in the city, including initiatives led by members of the Strive Partnership. "I really do think the blended funding model, with this public ... Read more »

Kalamazoo Promise featured in the New York Times

In a six-page story, Ted C. Fishman delves into the history and future implications of the Kalamazoo Promise. Read his piece in the New York Times by clicking here: Why These Kids Get a Free Ride to College ... Read more »

Nancy Zimpher endorses Strive as offering the education roadmap our nation needs

In her New York Times' Letter to the Editor, Nancy Zimpher responds to Thomas L. Friedman's column, "It's Still Halftime in America," in which Friedman asserts that all children should be guarenteed educational opportunities and that our country needs a map to get us there. Zim ... Read more »

Detroit's Education Manifesto and the Pursuit of 90/90/90

Dan Varner, CEO of Excellent Schools Detroit, outlines what he calls "Detroit's Education Manifesto." This manifesto includes the pursuit of audacious collective impact goal of 90/90/90. "The three 90s call for Detroit to be the first major U.S. city where 90 percent of students ... Read more »

Houston's All Kids Alliance to Define a Student Success Roadmap

A recent study shows that only one out of four university-bound Texas high school graduates is prepared for college-level work. In an effort to "understand the numbers more deeply," All Kids Alliance is hoping to define a student success roadmapthat will help determine what's necessary ... Read more »

The Road Map Project Debuts New Website

The Road Map Project, a community- wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle, has unveiled their new website: The site has lots of new features, ... Read more »

Jeff Edmondson and Nancy Zimpher co-write article for Community Investments Magazine

Jeff Edmondson and Nancy Zimpher discuss the importance of setting standards for collective impact and getting a better social return on investment in education in their new article, "The New Civic Infrastructure: The ‘How To’ of Collective Impact and Getting a Better Social Return ... Read more »

Jeff speaks on Cradle to Career Network

Listen to Jeff speak about the Strive Cradle to Crareer Network, its roots in Cincinnati, and building the civic infrastructure to support this work on WOR Newstalk radio. Additionally, Ben Hect of Living Cities speaks on the issue of education in our cities. Find both of the interviews at: http:// ... Read more »

Twin Cities Strive announced as new SIF Grantee

On July 31, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) announced the selection of four new grantees. Each will receive awards of $2 million over two years, and are eligible for continued funding for a total of up to five years. Among the new grantees:Twin Cities Strive! In partnership with Greater Twin Citie ... Read more »

Jeff Edmondson announced as 2012 NGen Leadership Award Winner

Selected from a pool of five distinguished finalists, Jeff Edmondson has been selected as this year's American Express NGen Leadership Award recipient. “Jeff is a true gamechanger in every sense of that word,” said Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector. “His inno ... Read more »

Road Map Project wins All-America City Award: Collective Impact for Literacy

Seattle and South King County cities have won a 2012 All-America City Award, based on the region’s plans to improve reading levels. To learn more about the award and the Road Map Proejct, read Ken Thompson's post in the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. ... Read more »

Points of Light CEO meets with Edmondson, other Ohio leaders

In her latest ChangeNotes newsletter, Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn speaks about her recent encounters with collaboration, collective impact, and compassion. One such encounter was with Jeff Edmondson, where Nunn was "taken by Jeff's vision of the importance of a multi-sector approach - ... Read more »

Collective Impact takes shape in Hartford, Connecticut

In her Connecticut Mirror article, Susan B. Dunn - president and CEO of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut - writes about an emerging collective impact partnership in Hartford. Describing the work and progress of the Hartford School - Community Partnership, Dunn speaks to the imp ... Read more »

Jeff Edmondson announced as 2012 NGen Award Finalist

Strive Network Managing Director, Jeff Edmondson, is one of this year's NGen Award Finalists. The award honors one accomplished nonprofit leader, under the age of 40, who has demonstrated significant impact in addressing society's critical needs. Other nominees include: Gregg Behr, Executive ... Read more »

Public-Private Partnerships For School Improvement Efforts

Emily Richmond, public editor of the National Education Writers Association, highlighted the efforts of the Strive Partnership in her article on the recent policy forum held in New Orleans, hosted by The After-School Corporation and the Partnership for Youth Development. Richmond refers to the Striv ... Read more »

Every 'villager' has stake in children's education

A recent article highlighting the Cradle to Career Education focus in Green Bay, WI offered community members a very concrete call to action. A team came together in a recent conference to outline a vision around education for the community as well as very tangible ways different community members c ... Read more »

The Learning Network: Collective Impact in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Communities across the country are beginning to implement a Collective Impact approach to improve education outcomes for kids. This article, "Learning Network asks community to get involved," highlights the collective impact efforts of Kalamazoo, MI. The article cites Strive as an influenc ... Read more »

Jeff Edmondson a Featured Speaker at Points of Light Conference, alongside Secretary Duncan

Jeff Edmondson will be speaking at Turning Point 2012, a National Conference on Volunteering and Service, during it's education session, "Celebrating the Power of Service in Education." Secretary Arne Duncan and President of Target Community Relations Laysha Ward will also be speaking ... Read more »

The Necessity of Cross-Sector Collaboration

In her commentary, Becky Ceperley (CEO of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation) speaks to the necessity and growing desire for cross-sector collaboration when facing social issues, and commends Strive for its "remarkable results." To read the full article, follow this link: Sharing in Sc ... Read more »

Sharing Accountability for Student Success

In this Education Sector blog post, Christopher Caruso speaks to the importance of school partners, strong relationships, shared goals, and shared accountability towards making real change in our schools. Caruso highlights the Strive Partnership for its success and strategies. To read the whole art ... Read more »

Treasure Valley ‘Cradle to Career’ Education Effort Moves Ahead

"A valleywide collaboration of educators, businesses and nonprofits met Thursday to report efforts toward a sweeping goal: To make sure every Idaho child gets a good start in school and academic success that carries beyond high school and into the career of his or her choice." The Treasure ... Read more »

Strive Partnership as Useful Template

The Huffington Post suggests in its article "On Education, Strive Partnership Offers Useful Template" that ral innovative solutions to education are not coming from Washington but from local communities "taking matters into their own hands." The Strive partnership of Cincinnati, ... Read more »

A Unified Theory of Social Change

In his March 8 blog post, Dan Pallotta firmly stated that "if we want to change the world, we need a strategic plan." The plan that he later highlights is one that builds off of the Strive framework. To learn more, read this blog post here: A Unified Theory of Social Change ... Read more »

A Promise for Albany's Kids

The Albanay Promise, a new initiative that aims to take a more holistic approach to educating children, is modeled in part after Strive: "Now, along comes a partnership of dozens of school, business, and community stakeholders to form The Albany Promise, billed as an effort to change a cycle th ... Read more »

Microsoft Grant Will Allow for Strive Network Online Community

The $600,000 Microsoft grant will allow KnowledgeWorksto develop an online community to support the work of Strive. KnowledgeWorks CIO, Jim Scott: “As KnowledgeWorks looked to expand our Strive approach, we knew that we needed a strong technology platform and tools to enable communications wi ... Read more »

A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges

In the White HouseCommunity Collaboratives Whitepaper:A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges, the authors acknolwedge the different challenges that communities face, and explore the solutions that will help communities "achieve more with less." The paper high ... Read more »

A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

In this article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation reflects on the "growing importance of strategic philanthropy" over the last ten years, and what its future might hold. Strive is highlighted as a "poster child" ... Read more »

Jeff Edmondson Helps Lead Online Discussion at The Chronicle of Philanthropy

On Tuesday, February 14th, Jeff Edmondson helped lead a live online discussion concerning the use collaborative action to solve problems in the nonprofit sector. To read the discussion in its entirety, follow this link to The Chronicle of Philanthropy: How Nonprofts Can Collaborate to Solve Problems ... Read more »

Collaborative Approach Gaining Favor as Strategy for Deep-Seated Problems

On February 6th, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published "Collaborative Approach Gaining Favor as Strategy for Deep-Seated Problems." The article examines the rise in collective impact efforts throughout the country, as communities from Cincinnati to Milwaukee leverage cross-sector collabo ... Read more »

In Minnesota, Whole Towns Coming Together for All Students

In this report, author Dane Smith examines progress being made in Greater Minnesota toward improving student outcomes and closing the achievement gap - highlighting the promising cradle to career community efforts inspired by Strive. Read the whole report here: Whole Towns Coming Together for All S ... Read more »

Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently published “Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work,” a follow-up to last year’s popular article, “Collective Impact.” Both articles discuss Strive in depth, with the most recent providing an update to the work of ... Read more »

Review of Ed Sector Article

The Education Gadfly Weekly, a bulletin of weekly news and analysis from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, reviewed the Ed Sector article: Striving for Student Success: A Model of Shared Accountability which profiled the Strive Partnership. The Education Gadfly discusses briefly the growing import ... Read more »

Improving education through ‘Milwaukee Succeeds’

Milwaukee Succeeds announces their first major community investment as well as their first major focus area: improving third grade reading proficiency. This is the first time, according to Chancellor Michael R. Lovell that "community’s history that partners representing public, choice ... Read more »

Strive Partnership mentioned in New York Times

The Strive Partnership in Cincinnati was mentioned in the New York Times as a creative solution to a social problem, and was highlighted formaking progress in 2011 towards their mission of helping others. To read about the Strive Partnership, as well as many other great social programs and in ... Read more »

Seattle's CCER Releases Baseline Report

The Road Map Project, an initiative of Seattle's Community Center for Education Results, released it's baseline report today.The report shows both the critical needs and bright spots regarding education in the region. To read the baseline report, follow this link: The Roadmap Project ... Read more »

Leap of Reason: Fighting Poverty with Head and Heart

In his December 1st blog post, Mario Morino highlights a familiar dilemma that many nonprofts face: having passion, but not good information and tools "to determine where they’re headed, chart a logical course, and course-correct when they’re off." "In short,&q ... Read more »

Achieve Guilford Initiative Seeks "Cradle to Career" Focus

Local nonprofit, educational and business leaders in Guikford County, NC unveiled the Achieve Guilford initiative that seeks to coordinate efforts to support children from "cradle to career." The program is modeled upon a successful initiative in Cincinnati called Strive that implemente ... Read more »

Schools Plan for Action on Achievement Gap

Columbia Public Schools are aiming to build off of recent successes and make sure the community works toward common goals. To help the district in this effort, the community is considering a Strive-like effort. In a recent community meeting, citizens discussed the effort, identifying potential be ... Read more »

Connecting the Dots: Is Your Community 'Program Rich, System Poor'?

Ken Thompson, Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about Strive’s accomplishment “connecting the dots.” Thompson examines the birth of the Strive Partnership in Cincinnati, and explores the role of the Strive framework in Northwestern communities. ... Read more »

Denver Education Compact Kicks Off

“For too long, far too many of Denver’s children have grown up without a full opportunity to succeed,” said Denver's Mayor Michael Hancock. To combat this growing educational disparity, Denver is kicking off its Denver Education Compact. This compact is based on the Strive C ... Read more »

Milwaukee Succeeds Aims to Bring Key Players to the Table

"To improve educational outcomes for all children in the Milwaukee area, the city should adopt a cradle-to-career framework - and that's exactly what Milwaukee Succeeds aims to do." Using the Strive Framework as a base, Milwaukee hopes to impact educational success in a larger way t ... Read more »

Milwaukee is Part of National Cradle to Career Movement

The Journal Sentinel reported on Milwaukee's involvement in the national movement of Cradle to Career approaches to education, something former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (and former University of Cincinnati) chancellor Nancy Zimpher's fingerprints are all over. To read more ab ... Read more »

New 'Cradle to Career' Partnership Aims at Helping Kids Succeed

Milwaukee kicks off its new Cradle to Career Partnership, "an effort to move beyond the providers of education to really focus on the children and helping them succeed cradle to career." The Journal Sentinel cites that "the partnership is focused on large, big-picture ideas that ar ... Read more »

How Charities Can Use Data to Learn to Do a Better Job

Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director of Strive, and Matthew Forti, the performance measurement practice area manager at Bridgespan, both participated in an enlightening chat about how non-profits can use data to do a better job. To read the Full Transcript of the Live Chat, please visit: How Cha ... Read more »

Rochester School District Fights Absenteeism

When analyzing the issue of “disturbingly high absenteeism” in Rochester, Interim Superintendent Bolgen Vargas recognizes that the community must get involved. “Only a comprehensive approach with social services, other agencies, churches and neighborhood groups can fix this prob ... Read more »

Twin Cities Considering a Strive-like Approach

The Twin Cities Daily Planet reports that the Twin Cities are considering a Strive-like Cradle to Career approach to their education systems specifically to address the "the grossly unequal educational achievement we are delivering to our fast-growing communities of color." The article ... Read more »

Emerging Cradle to Career Initiative in Albany

In a profile about Director of Education PipelineStrategies Jill Lansing, she speaks about her process of, and passion for, implementing a Cradle to Career initiative in Albany. Building off the work in Cincinnati with the Strive Partnership, Lansing hopes to create a similar structure that suppo ... Read more »

Strive Partnership in Cincinnati Achieves Better Results in Schools

In this article, Greg Landsman, executive director of The Strive Partnership in Greater Cincinnati, writesthat our economic future is dependent on our educational outcomes: “Growing a stronger economy and lifting incomes will depend on getting better results in education, cradle to career.& ... Read more »

Pathways to Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity is a powerful piece that describes the challenges and failures of our current education system in preparing our youth for the 21stcentury. When compared to other industrialized countries, our nation’s college completion rate tends to fall short. This is largely though ... Read more »

Fast Company: Ohio's Contribution to "States of Innovation" is Strive

In "United States of Innovation," Fast Company cites the Strive Parnership as the one Ohio example to watch for "bold ideas and brilliant urbanites who are helping to build the cities of America's future." ... Read more »

TEDxCincy: Jeff Edmondson

"The Key to Educational improvement is data and how we use it." Watch this short TEDxCincy video about how we can use data to support every child, cradle to career. ... Read more »

New York Times Opinionator blog: The Power of Partnerships

Some problems are simply too complex to solve with any single approach. Consider the fact that in the United States, a million students drop out of high school each year. To begin to turn back that trend, we need to work on several fronts — assist vulnerable families when children are infan ... Read more »

Washington Post: Ravitch takes stock of education in 2010

Education historian Diane Ravitch writes about Strive on her Bridging Differences blog, which she co-authors with Deborah Meier on the Education Week website. This entry was also published on the Washington Post blog: The Answer Sheet. For more information please click here ... Read more »

New York Times: Opinionator Blog: Coming Together to Give Schools a Boost

David Bornstein writes: We only have to consider some of the nation’s greatest achievements to appreciate what’s possible when we coordinate efforts rationally. At its peak, for example, the Apollo program, which put a man on the moon, involved 400,000 people and 20,000 companies and ... Read more »

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Collective Impact

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations. The scale and complexity of the U.S. public education system has thwarted attempted reforms for decades. Major funders, such as t ... Read more »

U.S. Department of Education: New and Alternative Sources of Student Support and Funding

Philanthropy has been, and will continue to be, a potential source of funding for a variety of education programs and initiatives. In addition to these funds, city or county funding streams and services may be tapped by schools and districts to help meet the needs of the whole child. Leveraging t ... Read more »

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