Together for Change is brought to you by StriveTogether, a national movement with a clear purpose — helping every child succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. Joining host Christian Motley are other StriveTogether leaders as well as national and local partners who are working to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.

Together for Change is brought to you by StriveTogether, a national movement with a clear purpose — helping every child succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. Joining host Christian Motley are other StriveTogether leaders as well as national and local partners who are working to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.

Season 3 Episode 9

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 9: The Bold Vision of Our North Star

  Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure.  In this episode, we reflect on the Cradle to Career Network’s largest in-person gathering to date — the 2023 Cradle to Career Network Convening. We also look back at some of our favorite…

Season 3, Episode 8, The case for policy

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 8: The Case for Policy

  Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. Policy plays a critical role in the work of systems transformation. In this episode, we explore different approaches to policy work and show why it can be effective for achieving results at scale.…

Featured guest is Danya Pastuszek, Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement.

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 7: Working at the Intersection of Different Systems with Civic Infrastructure

  Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. Part of the work in transforming systems is understanding how different social systems intersect: education, housing, health, criminal justice, etc. On the flip side, there is a large cross section of social impact…

StriveTogether Podcast Season 3 Episode 6

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 6: Curing vs. Treating for Population Level Results

  Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. When it comes to solving large problems and creating population-level results, the idea of treating urgent symptoms often seems in conflict with developing a cure. In this episode, we talk about a both/and…

StriveTogether Together for Change Podcast Season 3, Episode 5

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 5: When Communities Focus on Kids Instead of Institutions

  Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. To achieve economic mobility for every child, we must organize systems around youth, not institutions. This is the fundamental shift network communities make as they change the way they work together. To achieve…

This episode features Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute, and Ashwina Kirpalani-Vasanjee, vice president of insights and analytics at Strivetogether.

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 4: A Love Letter to Data

  Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. When people talk about evidence-based decision making, they’re really talking about data. Data can support good decision making about policies, the allocation of resources, and provide a real-time look at how solutions are…

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 2: What does it take to transform systems?

Welcome to Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. In this episode, we will unravel the complexities of systems transformation. While the term may sound simple, defining and achieving it is no easy feat. We are joined by two distinguished guests who have earned the…

Together for Change Podcast - Season 3 Episode 1

Together for Change podcast S3 Ep. 1: Our North Star: Charting the Path to Economic Mobility

Welcome to Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure. The North Star is the only bright star whose position relative to a rotating Earth does not change. For StriveTogether, that North Star is economic mobility and creating equitable pathways for every child to have the…

Together for Change Podcast - Season 2 Episode 9 - Mark Sturgis Andi Phillips

Together for Change podcast S2 Ep. 9: Outcomes Financing

Many organizations are hindered by the very funding mechanisms that make their work possible because they aren’t able to move upstream…but there is another way. Outcomes Financing is an innovative way for governments to invest in better results for their communities and only pay for what works. These projects start with a critical community need…