Updates to our approach: Defining systems transformation and more

The StriveTogether Theory of Action™ guides the Cradle to Career Network in building the civic infrastructure required to improve outcomes for youth and families. The nationally validated framework is the foundation of the Network’s approach. Over the years, the Network has taken a continuous improvement approach, revising the theory of action periodically to reflect insights…

Cross-sector infrastructure creates the foundation for systems change

To change the systems that serve youth and families, we can’t rely on one organization. True systems transformation requires collaboration from all aspects of the community — health, education, housing, public safety and more. When these sectors build partnerships around shared goals and accountability, powerful local change is possible. The three stories below show how…

‘Create opportunity and then get out of the way’: Insights from equity work in Minnesota

Northfield Promise, a StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network member in Northfield, Minn., launched a Racial Equity Team in late 2019 to create an equitable environment for young people and families. Despite the obstacles of 2020, they made important strides in their first year. Here are three key insights from their work: Start with youth. The…