StriveTogether recognizes cradle-to-career leaders at annual convening

Chellie Fernandez and Milwaukee Succeeds honored for work improving educational equity and outcomes CINCINNATI, OH, Oct. 07, 2021 — At a virtual convening of more than 900 network members and partners this week, national network StriveTogether recognized a cradle-to-career champion and an organization for leading equitable outcomes in their communities. Chellie Fernandez of UP Partnership…

StoryCorps and Together For Students capture community conversations of families during the COVID-19 crisis

Systemic racial inequities exposed by COVID-19 heighten the need for systems transformation CINCINNATI, OH — StoryCorps, the notable nonprofit working to preserve and share humanity’s stories, recently worked with a coalition of national and local organizations to capture conversations about race, education and opportunity. Recorded at the height of the pandemic, these conversations shed light on…

Companies unite to address education’s digital divide with $25 million investment

Take on Race Coalition fuels equitable access to digital resources for students most impacted by COVID-19; Invites partners to join the ‘One Million Connected Devices Now’ movement Dell Technologies, Intel, Dow Jones, Fidelity, Microsoft Corp, PNC Bank, PolicyLink, Walmart, Comcast and others join P&G in the ​One Million Connected Devices Now​ movement Coalition to deliver…

StriveTogether invests $32 million, fueling community-based equitable recovery efforts

Systemic racial inequities exposed by COVID-19 heighten the need for systems transformation CINCINNATI, OH — Fifty-one communities across 26 states are gaining financial and technical assistance from StriveTogether to deliver more equitable outcomes for children and families. These communities are part of the Cradle to Career Network, a national movement led by StriveTogether to ensure…

We must do better

We believe every child should have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. We know racism is the root of many problems across our country. Recent events, particularly the killings of black men and women including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George…

StriveTogether awards Opportunity Fund grants to help communities get better results for kids

Four partnerships selected in Northfield, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Seattle CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national network working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced more awardees for its Opportunity Fund grant program. The four grantee communities are Northfield, Minn.; Salt Lake City, Utah;…

National education policy leader and Teach Plus President and CEO Roberto J. Rodríguez joins StriveTogether board of directors

CINCINNATI, OH – StriveTogether welcomes a new board member who brings extensive experience and expertise in championing education policy and innovation. Roberto J. Rodríguez, president and CEO of Teach Plus, joins the board in January. “StriveTogether has the simple belief that every child deserves every opportunity to succeed,” said Danae D. Davis, board chair and…

Collective impact works

Equal Measure validates StriveTogether community change framework CINCINNATI, OH — While collective impact is widely regarded as the best approach for large-scale social change, evidence of its effect in communities has been scant until now. StriveTogether, a national network of nearly 70 communities, asked independent evaluator Equal Measure to follow the progress of its network to…

Three StriveTogether communities selected for community-led playground project to give local kids more opportunities to play

CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether and KaBOOM! are partnering together to increase equitable access to play for kids across the country. Three communities from the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network have been selected to lead a playground project with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit that works to ensure every kid and all communities have equitable access to quality,…