Community commitment leads to impact in Northfield, Minn.

In Northfield, Minn., the community is reaching goals for kids and families by working better together as individuals, organizations and systems. StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network member Northfield Promise supports the community to collaborate to improve milestones like kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading. With a focus on a shared vision and results, Northfield Promise has…

UP Partnership reaches proof point through community collaboration and data use

StriveTogether is excited to congratulate Cradle to Career Network member UP Partnership in San Antonio, Texas, for reaching proof point, an important milestone of progress along the StriveTogether Theory of ActionTM. Reaching proof point recognizes communitywide efforts to change systems and improve outcomes for children. UP Partnership has been a leader for systems change in…

The Road Map Project reaches proof point with heightened focus on equity, data and community voice

In King County, Wash., the Road Map Project supports community partners to collaborate toward a shared vision: success for every child in the community. The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network member has created a culture of committing to racial equity, using data to make decisions and engaging the community — efforts that have led to…

Spartanburg Academic Movement earns proof point through shared community vision

StriveTogether is excited to announce that Cradle to Career Network member Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, has achieved the Network’s highest designation of proof point. SAM has aligned school districts, community organizations, the chamber of commerce and policymakers around a cradle-to-career vision. The partnership supported seven school districts to use continuous…

Seeding Success reaches proof point through community collaboration and data use

StriveTogether is excited to congratulate Cradle to Career Network member Seeding Success in Shelby County, Tenn., for achieving the Network’s highest designation of proof point. Reaching proof point recognizes communitywide efforts to change systems and improve outcomes for children. Seeding Success has demonstrated a strong commitment to using data in decision-making, building the capabilities of…

Learn to Earn Dayton achieves proof point as systems change to support students

StriveTogether is excited to announce Learn to Earn Dayton in Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio, as the sixth community in the Cradle to Career Network to reach the proof point designation. Achieving proof point recognizes improved results for kids through collectively focusing on shared outcomes and implementing effective policies and practices. Here are a few…

In Multnomah County, leaders, school districts and organizations are improving outcomes and changing systems

All Hands Raised, the cradle-to-career partnership in Multnomah County, Oregon, has made considerable strides in bringing community leaders, school districts and organizations together to improve outcomes for kids. Students’ academic achievement has improved because of changes in policies and organizational structures to ensure equitable opportunities. Based on evidence from data, a self-assessment and interviews, All…

Across Racine County, outcomes are improving and systems are changing

As the third StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network community designated as “proof point,” Higher Expectation for Racine County’s work is changing systems and improving education outcomes for children. The local partnership and its partners are seeing improvements across five of the seven outcomes being tracked in service of Higher Expectation’s vision — a fully capable…

Across Dallas County, outcomes are improving and systems are changing

As hundreds of leaders and practitioners across sectors arrive in Phoenix for Be the Change: Getting Results for Every Child, StriveTogether’s 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening, we are proud to announce the designation of the Commit Partnership in Dallas County, Texas, as our second Proof Point community, a recognition that outcomes are improving as…

From ‘dropout factories’ to record-high graduation in Tacoma, Washington

Guest post by Eric Wilson, president and CEO of Graduate Tacoma, a StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network community partnership in Tacoma, Wash. In 2010, just more than half of Tacoma students were graduating. Front-page headlines in USA Today pronounced Tacoma schools “dropout factories.” The incoming superintendent declared the 55 percent graduation rate “shameful” for the 30,000-student school district. That…