Multnomah County receives highest designation for student success

All Hands Raised named fourth community partnership in national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network to demonstrably improve outcomes and change systems CINCINNATI, OHIO — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, today announced Multnomah County is the fourth community to earn the “proof point” designation in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network.…

Racine County recognized for raising student achievement across region

Higher Expectations named third community partnership in national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network to demonstrably improve outcomes and change systems CINCINNATI, OHIO — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, today announced Racine County is the third community in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network to earn the “proof point” designation.…

National organizations form joint effort to improve kindergarten readiness for children from birth to 3

Working together, organizations will launch coordinated effort to advance programs and policies focused on early years in life when rapid periods of brain development are critical for later success WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) — Research consistently shows that the most rapid period of brain development is in the first years of life, when a baby’s…

10 communities will receive up to $150,000 each to improve outcomes for kids

National organizations align networks to launch Students at the Center Community Challenge WASHINGTON, D.C. — Imagine a school where children are at the center of their education experience, with the support of the entire community behind them. This vision of student-centered learning drives the work of three national nonprofit organizations aligning their networks to achieve better…

StriveTogether deepens focus on improving outcomes and closing disparities in communities

National nonprofit launches comprehensive plan with major investment from Ballmer Group CINCINNATI, OHIO — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, today announced the details of its new and ambitious comprehensive plan to improve outcomes and reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in communities across the country. As part of the five-year…

StriveTogether recognizes Dallas County for raising student achievement

The Commit Partnership is second member in the Cradle to Career Network to demonstrably improve outcomes and change systems CINCINNATI, OHIO — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, today announced Dallas County is the second community in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network to earn the “Proof Point” designation. Communities…

StriveTogether Executive Director Jeff Edmondson to lead philanthropy for organization led by Steve and Connie Ballmer

Founder and leader to depart June 30; the Ballmer Group announces major investment in StriveTogether CINCINNATI, OHIO — Jeff Edmondson, founder and executive director of StriveTogether, announced today that he will be leaving the organization to become managing director of The Ballmer Group, the organization created by Steve and Connie Ballmer to direct their philanthropic…

StriveTogether receives $7 million as it transitions to independent status to better serve communities across the country

National Cradle to Career Network of 70 communities poised for next stage of growth Cincinnati, Ohio — National, nonprofit network StriveTogether today announced its transition to independent status, becoming a 501(c)(3) organization with $1 million from KnowledgeWorks and support from key investors including the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Living Cities. To better serve communities…

StriveTogether receives $2.5 million grant through Ford Foundation initiative

National, education-focused network will use funds to support general operations, capacity building Cincinnati, Ohio — Over the next five years, national, education-focused network StriveTogether will receive $2.5 million as part of a global initiative by the Ford Foundation to strengthen organizations that work to reduce inequality. The multi-year funding commitment will enable StriveTogether to strengthen…

Five communities to accelerate education impact through learning network

StriveTogether chooses second set of partnerships for Cradle to Career Accelerator Fund Cincinnati, Ohio — Five communities across the country will expedite their progress toward better educational outcomes for all kids by joining a learning network run by national education-focused network StriveTogether. The communities belong to the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network and were selected…