School districts, non-profit education organizations and collective impact partnerships rely on data to uncover achievement gaps and identify effective programs that improve student outcomes. But making sense of thousands of data points and sharing them in a way that encourages people to take action ... Read more »
As a constant advocate for change, StrivePartnership Executive Director Greg Landsman is this year’s Cradle to Career champion.
At its annual convening in Minneapolis, StriveTogether today announced Landsman as the 2015 Bill Henningsgaard Cradle to Career Champion Award recipient.
In Cincinn ... Read more »
Leaders throughout Memphis, Tenn., are helping students complete their FAFSA forms to increase the total number of college attendees in the region. School officials and community leaders in Austin, Texas, are using community and family engagement to boost attendance rates throughout the city. And le ... Read more »
A colorful line graph creatively displays third-grade reading results throughout the county, showing just over 52 percent of students reading on level in 2014. With a couple of clicks, a parent, community leader or district administrator can break down the data by racial or cultural segments; by hov ... Read more »
StriveTogether announced today the addition of two new community partnerships to its Cradle to Career Network. The national collective impact initiative now includes 64 community partnerships from 32 states and Washington, D.C, all working to connect cross-sector leaders to improve education outcome ... Read more »
StriveTogether announced today the addition of two new community partnerships to its Cradle to Career Network. The national collective impact initiative now includes 63 community partnerships from 32 states and Washington, D.C, all working to connect cross-sector leaders to improve education outcome ... Read more »
With help from some big-name funders, StriveTogether announced the first six communities to receive support from a $15 million investment fund designed to accelerate education-focused collective impact.
As a part of the Cradle to Career Accelerator Fund, the first six community-based cradle to care ... Read more »
More than 60 communities nationwide are working to change local education systems to improve results for kids using a collective impact approach. A new investment fund will focus on accelerating this impact in select communities, and some big-name funders have already pledged support.
StriveTogethe ... Read more »
StriveTogether announced today the addition of eight new community partnerships to its Cradle to Career Network. The national collective impact initiative now includes 61 community partnerships from 31 states and Washington, D.C, all working to connect cross-sector leaders to improve education outco ... Read more »
With countless efforts to “make change,” “do good,” and “help people,” one session at the South by Southwest conference will explore how three organizations are leveraging measurement strategies to ensure their good intentions are truly leading to social impact.
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Improving educational outcomes for students can be hard work. But sometimes, due to certain legislation and policy barriers, it can be nearly impossible.
Local Dallas-based organizations were struggling to measure and improve kindergarten readiness rates. With different readiness tests across multi ... Read more »
Collective impact partnerships, place-based initiatives, community school efforts and many other organizations rely on access to student-level data to personalize ways to help students succeed.
But data sharing comes with the crucial responsibility to use it effectively and responsibly, and to prot ... Read more »
StriveTogether announced today the receipt of a three-year, $300,000 grant fromThe Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation(DRKF) to support nationwide collective impact work in the education sector.
The new funds will contribute to StriveTogether’s general operating expenses and help grow the organ ... Read more »
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StriveTogether announced today the addition of four new community partnerships to its Cradle to Career Network. The national collective impact initiative now includes 53 community partnerships from 28 states and Washington, D.C, all working to connect cross-sector leaders arou ... Read more »
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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014| New York City – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson today released Striving Together, one of the first-ever collective impact books, chronicling some of the nation’s f ... Read more »
San Diego, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014—StriveTogether presented its 2014 Bill Henningsgaard Cradle to Career Champion Award to Dan Ryan, CEO of All Hands Raised, the ‘backbone’ organization for the All Hands Raised Partnership in Multnomah County at its National Cradle to Career Convenin ... Read more »
At a time when federal dollars are limited and educational investments are tight, collective impact has emerged as a method to align programs and dollars around measureable goals to support every student through school.
Today, KnowledgeWorks released a new policy guide, “Improving Student Out ... Read more »
More than 400 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business executives, nonprofit professionals and policymakers will attend the fifth-annual national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening from Oct. 15 – 17 in San Diego.
The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network brin ... Read more »
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StriveTogether and Living Cities today announced the launch of Prepare Learning Circle, a collective impact initiative aimed at driving collaboration ar ... Read more »
This week, StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson will share his experience with the collective impact work in the education sector on the national stage.
Leveraging StriveTogether’s experience around the country, Edmondson will participate in a panel discussion at the 2014 National ... Read more »
This week, StriveTogether will engage its national cradle to career network in a new, exciting way.
At the first-ever StriveTogether Expert Convening in Salt Lake City, six of the most advanced cradle to career partnerships will gather to share successes and discuss actions that move outcomes.
Dur ... Read more »
On Tuesday, May 13 2014, leaders at StriveTogether and researchers at Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project, as well as leaders in education work across the country, discussed a recent case study published by the Harvard Business School, “StriveTogether: Reinventing the Lo ... Read more »
Civic leaders, educators, and community organizers have gathered to take part in StriveTogether’s “2014 Exploring Communities Convening” national conference. The conference helps communities from across the country develop a cradle-to-career approach to improve education att ... Read more »
United Way Worldwide, Ford Foundation and three StriveTogether sites in Milwaukee, Richmond, Va., and Central New Mexico were honored during the 2013 StriveTogether Annual Convening in Dallas on September 25-27 for their roles in advancing and scaling national cradle to career initiatives.
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More than 350 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business leaders and others representing 63 communities in 35 states and the District of Columbia are expected to attend the 4th annual StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening September 25-27 at the Fairmont Dallas downtown.
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StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson today will receive Independent Sector's 2012 American Express NGen Leadership Award, which recognizes one nonprofit leader under age 40 who's demonstrated significant impact addressing critical societal needs.
Edmondson will receive during the ... Read more »
More than 350 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business leaders and others representing 60 communities in 31 states are expected to attend the 2012 national Strive convening September 27 and 28 at the Frontier Airlines Center downtown.
Target, which has a long history of supporting ... Read more »
Strive Network Managing Director Jeff Edmondson today will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, CNN Anchor and Correspondent Soledad O’Brien and other education leaders to address how public service and volunteerism can help influence education in the United States.
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The White House Council for Community Solutions has cited theThe report, titled “Community Solutions for Opportunity Youth,” is meant to highlight successful strategies to empower America’s youth, particularly those between ages 16-24 who have become disconnected from both school a ... Read more »
The $600,000 Microsoft grant will allow KnowledgeWorksto develop an online community to support the work of StriveTogether.
KnowledgeWorks CIO, Jim Scott: “As KnowledgeWorks looked to expand our StriveTogether approach, we knew that we needed a strong technology platform and tools to enable c ... Read more »
StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson today praised Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and a team of community partners as they launched the District’s first cradle-to-career initiative called “Raise DC,” part of the mayor’s Early Success Framework.
“Mayo ... Read more »
StriveTogether has released an RFP that invites proposals to provide guidance and recommendations for the first of a two phase evaluation process to better understand how a) strategic assistance provided by StriveTogether staff supports the development and sustainability of “cradle to career c ... Read more »
Respected D.C.-based education think-tank, Education Sector, praised the cradle to career efforts of the StrivePartnership in a report released Tuesday on shared accountability titled "Striving for Success: Shared Accountability and School Improvement."
Against the backdrop of the No Chil ... Read more »
StriveTogether today launched the Build Your Own Roadmap tool that allows communities to visually represent the education continuum as it exists within their own unique civic infrastructure.
Communities have been using the StriveTogether Roadmap as a guiding template since it was first conceptualiz ... Read more »
Strive Managing Director Jeff Edmondson told an audience of more than 300 community leaders, business leaders, elected officials and others today they are pioneers, and stressed the importance of learning from mistakes during their journey.
"We collectively need to fail forward and give each o ... Read more »
More than 300 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business leaders and others from 20 communities throughout the United States are expected to attend the second annual national StriveTogether convening September 15 and 16 at the Governor Hotel downtown.
The convening, titled “Pro ... Read more »
StriveTogether, the national Cradle to Career network launched in 2011, will hold its national convening in Portland, Oregon on September 15-16 at The Governor Hotel. Registration is open on the StriveTogether website.
The convening will explore how communities building a Cradle to Career civic inf ... Read more »
KnowledgeWorks President Chad P. Wick, StriveTogether President Jeff Edmonson, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Living Cities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities convened education and community leaders from more than 30 cities across the country today to launch the ... Read more »