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Changing systems from cradle to career in Marin County 

  In Marin County, California, more than 100 community, organizational, philanthropic and governmental leaders are changing systems to ensure every child in the county achieves their full potential. This work is facilitated by StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network member Marin Promise Partnership.    In a recent assessment, Marin Promise Partnership earned the Systems Change designation along…

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Transforming systems in Salt Lake City for lasting change

  When we transform systems, we open pathways for youth to thrive. Systems transform when changes are embedded in a community and its institutions, creating permanent shifts to policies, practices, resources and power structures. The way a community works together leads to better outcomes for kids, especially for Black, Indigenous, Latine and Asian youth and…

Leaders from Fresno, Calif., and Tulsa, Okla., honored at national convening

Nonprofits are facing challenges like never before — and across the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, leaders are rising to meet them. Their courageous leadership, commitment and persistence in response to COVID-19 and systemic racism are supporting their communities to transform systems and improve the future. At the 11th annual Cradle to Career Network Convening,…

The time is now

Since the earliest days in the collective impact movement, there has been a commonly repeated refrain: “We have to shift narratives. We have to change mindsets.” In 2020, there has been a shift in narratives and in mindsets The country is waking up to systemic oppression and inequities. This summer, the top-selling books were focused…

Thrive Chicago earns national designation for youth-centered work

As a member of StriveTogether’s national network, Thrive Chicago creates collaborative networks of people and data that accelerate program innovation and improve outcomes for youth. By aligning partners around a shared vision, using data to make decisions and coordinating resources, Thrive Chicago is changing systems in the city. Now, this work is being recognized with…

ROC the Future, Susan Dawson of E3 Alliance honored at national convening

Across the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, communities and local leaders work tirelessly to improve outcomes for kids, demonstrating courageous leadership, commitment and persistence. At the 10th annual Cradle to Career Network Convening, StriveTogether recognized an individual and an organization exemplifying these qualities with our two annual awards: the Bill Henningsgaard Cradle to Career Champion…

Art scholarship winners showcase community and perseverance

StriveTogether is excited to recognize four student artists from across the country with the 2019 Art Inspires scholarship. This year, winners found inspiration in two spoken word poems by Christian Paige, “Trees” and “The Eyes of Your Enemy.” The scholarship winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and have their work displayed at StriveTogether’s Cincinnati headquarters.…