Filling the gaps in collective impact

Stanford Social Innovation Review If you’ve been following trends in the social sector for the past 10 years, you’ve likely heard of collective impact, a model for changing systems and improving community outcomes. Yet, despite the prominence of collective impact,

Opinion: Partners needed to fight homelessness

Jackson Free Press I read with great interest Aliyah Veal’s recent article, “Collaboration Key to Ending Homelessness?” I think her question is on target: Research does, in fact, prove that collaboration is the key to ending homelessness. However, more collaborative

Succeeding together with Parvathi Santosh-Kumar

Beyond the Bake Sale Parvathi “Parv” Santhosh-Kumar is Senior Director of Impact at StriveTogether, a national movement of 70 regions working to advance equitable outcomes for children and families from cradle to career. Read more

Many Voices, Many Visions – SELF program and ROC the Future

WHAM ABC 13 Members of ROC the Future joined Norma Holland on the program to discuss efforts to give kids a boost when it comes to reading. Read more

My View: Some good news on graduation rates

Portland Tribune We believe that through efforts like the All Hands Raised partnership, communities can change not only local headlines, but more importantly, change lives. Read more

StriveTogether impacts lives of 13.7 million children and counting

National cradle-to-career movement details impact in its first annual report CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether is leading a national movement to help every child succeed in school and in life from cradle to career, regardless of race, zip code or circumstance. Nearly

Cradle-to-career movement welcomes Stacey Abrams, David Brooks, Cecilia Muñoz, Richard Reeves and Jim Shelton

CINCINNATI, OH — More than 400 community leaders, social change agents and policymakers will convene September 11-13 in Washington, D.C., for StriveTogether’s 10th annual national Cradle to Career Network Convening. They represent the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, a national movement

Collective impact

The Daily Sentinel We’ve harped on the concept of visioning for so long that sometimes we miss just how well this community has succeeded at it. Read more

Fisher: Relationships play an essential role in our lives and the lives of children

The 74 For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks. In a sharp departure from some of his more technocratic arguments of years past, Brooks

Helios Education Foundation grant helps Thriving Together aid Phoenix youth to succeed from birth to career

The 74 Helios Education Foundation has made a $125,000 commitment to support the Thriving Together initiative in Phoenix to encourage children to advance their education. Read more

Work at Mary H. Wright shows classroom a lab of continuous improvement

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal Mary H. Wright Elementary’s Kenesha Hardy found herself with a problem last fall. Like many third-grade teachers, there’s only so much of Hardy to go around at any given time. As she moved from group to group

The Huddle

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal Kim Atchley with the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) wrote to tell of a scholarship opportunity for area students. “We know that the pool of young talented artists in the county is extensive and we’d love to have