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PolicyLink and StriveTogether: Building cradle-to-career pathways from poverty to opportunity

By Michael McAfee, president and CEO of PolicyLink, and Jennifer Blatz, president and CEO of StriveTogether At PolicyLink and StriveTogether, we believe every child should have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life, regardless of race, zip code or circumstance. This is the most pressing issue of our generation. Yet increasingly the data…

Ballmer Group Grantee Spotlight: StriveTogether

This post originally appeared on Ballmer Group’s website.  A data-driven approach to community partnership that supports kids cradle to career After the first five years of the original StrivePartnership, nine percent more children were ready for kindergarten and college enrollment had jumped 10 percent. By Jeff Edmondson, Executive Director – Community Mobilization In 2006, more…

Welcoming James Bell and Tony Pipa to the StriveTogether board of directors

I’m thrilled to announce our two newest board members, both of whom bring extensive experience and expertise in championing social justice and advancing inclusive economic development. James Bell, founding president of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and Tony Pipa, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, joined our…

Leaders from Chicago and Colorado honored at national convening

In 70 communities across the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, countless local leaders work tirelessly to improve outcomes for kids, demonstrating commitment, passion and persistence. At the ninth annual Cradle to Career Network Convening, StriveTogether recognized two women who exemplify these qualities by presenting them with the Bill Henningsgaard Cradle to Career Champion Award. This…

Welcome to Seattle! Help students discover paths beyond high school this week

Guest blog post by Kristen “Avery” Avery, college and career success director, and Alejandra Pérez, college and career success coordinator, at the Community Center for Education Results. Welcome to our fellow cradle-to-career colleagues coming from all over the country to join us for this year’s StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening. This is an exciting…

Eastside Pathways welcomes all to StriveTogether’s 2018 national convening

Guest blog post by Stephanie Cherrington, executive director of Eastside Pathways. Eastside Pathways and our partners extend a warm greeting to the community organizations, individuals and leaders from the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network. We’re thrilled to welcome you to Seattle, a city known not just for the Space Needle, Starbucks and the rain, but also for…