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E3 Alliance reaches proof point with data-focused strategies and community collaboration

E3 Alliance of Austin, Texas, is the ninth StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network member to achieve the Network’s highest designation of proof point. This designation recognizes communitywide efforts to improve outcomes for children. Partners, higher education institutions, business leaders, school districts and philanthropic organizations have adopted E3 Alliance’s data-driven approach and have improved practices to…

Art Inspires scholarship: Charleston student’s art represents educational journey

Through the 2018 Art Inspires scholarship, StriveTogether recognized five student artists for outstanding artwork reflecting StriveTogether’s vision and core values, including educational equity. The scholarship winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and have their work displayed at StriveTogether’s Cincinnati headquarters. Each of the five students will be highlighted on our blog. The theme of…

One year and counting: StriveTogether’s incredible first year as an independent organization

At the end of this month, StriveTogether will celebrate its first year of independence — and what a year it has been! StriveTogether experienced not one but two major transitions over the past year. First the organizational transition: spinning out from our parent organization to become independent. Second was the leadership transition: the departure of…

Behind the art with Matt Eckerle: Creating artwork for StriveTogether

After moving into their new office last summer, StriveTogether team members have been thinking of ways to add some creative inspiration to their space. The work of local artist and Cincinnati teacher Matt Eckerle captured their imagination right away. Matt was commissioned to create an original piece incorporating our core values: community, courage, progress and…

Changemakers encourage using crisis as a catalyst during plenary at 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening

 Imagine you are a leader in your local community partnership and you face the following news: USA news reports, “1 in 10 schools are dropout factories.” 34 percent enrollment gap in pre-K. 32 percent of all third-graders read at grade level. This news can be disheartening for any leader. However, at Be the Change: Getting…

Connie and Steve Ballmer announce major investment in StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network

Today, Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group, announced a major investment in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network. The announcement was made at the conclusion of Steve Ballmer’s morning plenary remarks in front of more than 400 community leaders representing local community-based partnerships across the country. The investment includes $10 million per year over…