A group of organizations, systems and stakeholders who come together to jointly move a cradle-to-career agenda in their community. Several sectors need to be represented within the partnership including: early childhood education, K-12, higher education, community-based organizations, philanthropic, civic/government and business.
Needs to be sufficient to impact population-level outcomes, policy and funding decisions.
Group of cross-sector CEO-level members of the organizations participating in direction setting of the partnership; must include: K-12, higher education, philanthropic and business leaders.
The organizational framework that depicts the different teams within the partnership and outlines the roles and responsibilities of each.
Formalized statements about the partnership developed for a specific audience to effectively communicate a common understanding of the vision, purpose and work.
Individuals in the defined geographic scope who are directly affected by the quality of the education pipeline, and therefore must be clearly understood, actively involved, and eventually satisfied by the impact of the partnership.
Academic points along the cradle-to-career education continuum that are proven to be key levers that need to be moved in order to achieve the cradle-to-career vision and goals. Non-academic community-level outcomes may be selected in addition to academic community-level outcomes. (e.g.: kindergarten readiness).
The specific measures that are being used to track progress on moving the community-level outcomes and have been agreed upon to be the main metric, or one that directly measures an outcome. (e.g.: % of students assessed ready for kindergarten upon school entry)
An ongoing effort to improve services and supports for children and families over time in order to improve a community-level outcome. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once.
An organization or entity that commits to acting as the fiscal agent and ensuring the partnership’s long-term stability. Can provide additional functions such as housing partnership staff.