Collaborative Action

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)

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 importance of collaboration:

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 at this session. 

Watch the live stream here.

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 School Reforms

StriveTogether’s work cited in White House Council for Community Solutions report as a leading example of community collaborative success

The White House Council for Community Solutions has cited the The 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 and jobs.

Strive Network Managing Director Jeff Edmondson praises Raise DC

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.

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

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 collaboration in order to address problems ranging from crime to high school dropout rates.

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