Shifting power: Systems transformation series, part 4

One year ago, we saw the beginnings of systemic disruptions sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the convergence of health, racial and economic crises that heightened public awareness of structural racism. The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network rose to the challenge of meeting immediate needs while pursuing efforts to transform systems, close opportunity gaps and…

Shifting resources: Systems transformation series, part 3

One year ago, we saw the beginnings of systemic disruptions sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the convergence of health, racial and economic crises that heightened public awareness of structural racism. The Cradle to Career Network rose to the challenge of meeting immediate needs while pursuing efforts to transform systems, close opportunity gaps and advance…

Shifting policies: Systems transformation series, part 1

One year ago, we saw the beginnings of systemic disruptions sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the convergence of health, racial and economic crises that heightened public awareness of structural racism. As we approach this anniversary, we’re reflecting on how cradle-to-career partnerships across the country have relentlessly pursued efforts to transform systems, close opportunity gaps…

StoryCorps: Danae Davis and Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar

“If everybody can be successful, imagine what our community is going to be,” says Danae Davis, executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds. Danae was interviewed for StoryCorps by Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar, StriveTogether’s vice president of equitable results. Listen to their conversation to learn why Danae thinks her community is poised for real change. Listen to the interview

Creating possibilities with outsider leadership: Lessons from Stacey Abrams

“Public education saves lives,” said activist, author and civil rights leader Stacey Abrams. “I come from a story of miracles because my parents were saved — their lives were saved by public education.” Even before Abrams set foot in the jam-packed ballroom at the 2019 StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening in Washington, D.C., the…