Higher Expectations initiative to help unemployed single mothers, their children

The Journal Times Higher Expectations for Racine County is launching an initiative to help local single mothers gain sustaining employment, while also preparing their children for academic success. Higher Expectations, an organization with the mission of establishing a fully capable

Collective impact: Why a Cincinnati mom matters to Steve Ballmer

The Cincinnati Enquirer Let me explain how former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is connected to a lady who is in the first trimester of her pregnancy in Cincinnati but hasn’t seen a medical provider yet. Ballmer Group, the

Wisconsin partnerships will be focusing on education

Milwaukee Courier Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Partnership announced that StriveTogether awarded them approximately $350,000 in grant money. The partnership, which consists of Milwaukee Succeeds, Higher Expectations for Racine County, Achieve Brown County, Building Our Future and the University of

Group of education nonprofits awarded $1 million to improve outcomes

Milwaukee Business News National education nonprofit StriveTogether will award $1 million over three years to a coalition of regional education organizations working to advance changes in state policy and use data to improve student outcomes. Read more

Spartanburg Academic Movement gets extra funding to help county’s poorest schools

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal The Spartanburg Academic Movement just got a shot in the arm from a national nonprofit that will be used to directly help students in the county’s four highest poverty schools. Read more

DPS, Northmont schools get $500K to tackle achievement gap

Dayton Daily News A national non-profit has awarded $500,000 to help Dayton Public Schools and Northmont City School District close achievement gaps linked to race, gender and culture. The grant from StriveTogether will fund the work of Learn to Earn

Dayton Public Schools to benefit from $500,000 award

WDTN-TV StriveTogether, a Cincinnati-based, national non-profit, has awarded Montgomery County’s Learn to Earn program $500,000, some of which will benefit Dayton Public Schools. Read more

National nonprofit helping close the educational achievement gap in Montgomery Co.

Dayton FOX 45 A national nonprofit is helping to close the educational achievement gap in Montgomery County. StriveTogether said Thursday that it will support Learn to Earn Dayton’s work, including to help place what are called Equity Fellows in Dayton

In all its forms: Ford’s VP of inclusive economies talks strategy

Inside Philanthropy In terms of raw assets, the august Ford Foundation may never again be at the summit of the philanthropic food chain. But its iconic status and influence in the sector give it a unique kind of soft power.

Meet Danae Davis, executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds

Milwaukee Magazine Many organizations are trying to fix Milwaukee’s beleaguered educational system. It’s one magnetic woman’s job to get them all talking and working together. Read more

Reville: 9 places where communities and families are working together in a new social compact for student success

The 74 Million For too long, our answer to the problems of poverty, inequality, diminishing social mobility, and unfair access to learning opportunities has been “the schools will fix it.” However, U.S. public schools, even after a quarter-century of well-intentioned,

New linkages: A closer look at a K-12 collaboration between two top funders

Inside Philanthropy The Together for Students initiative recently announced the 10 communities that will receive about $150,000 each to work on supporting local students and families. The initiative—which Inside Philanthropy first reported when it was called the “Students at the