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Changemakers encourage using crisis as a catalyst during plenary at 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening

 Imagine you are a leader in your local community partnership and you face the following news: USA news reports, “1 in 10 schools are dropout factories.” 34 percent enrollment gap in pre-K. 32 percent of all third-graders read at grade level. This news can be disheartening for any leader. However, at Be the Change: Getting…

Connie and Steve Ballmer announce major investment in StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network

Today, Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group, announced a major investment in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network. The announcement was made at the conclusion of Steve Ballmer’s morning plenary remarks in front of more than 400 community leaders representing local community-based partnerships across the country. The investment includes $10 million per year over…