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

Cradle to Career summit says communities should define outcomes

Post-Bulletin A group of more than 30 Rochester organizations is stepping up to make sure students do well in school, and they say success isn’t possible without a supportive community. The Cradle to Career summit brought those groups together Friday

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

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

San Antonio districts combat chronic absenteeism to improve third-grade reading

Educative Dive Schools collect attendance every day. In Texas, the P16 Plus Council of Greater Bexar County is helping districts think about this data differently. P16 Plus unites organizations across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to work collectively toward

2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening

Register now for our 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening using access code: StriveC2C2017. The theme this year is Be the Change: Getting Results for Every Child. Join Cradle to Career Network communities from across the country that are working

Unified commits to Building Our Futures

Kenosha News New StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network member Building Our Futures is receiving $50,000 in funding annually for the next five years to support all Kenosha County students. The partnership formed last year using the StriveTogether framework. Read more

A rising force: Where is the Ballmer Group’s grant money starting to flow?

Inside Philanthropy Since retiring as CEO of Microsoft a few years ago, Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, started engaging in large-scale philanthropy, including a youth-focused donor group called Blue Meridian, a grant to the Children’s Bureau of Southern California and

Students show progress in annual ImpactTulsa report, but racial and socioeconomic gaps persist

Tulsa World While educational achievement gaps between socioeconomic and racial groups continue to persist, Tulsa-area students are showing progress, particularly in reading proficiency and post-secondary opportunities, according to a report released Thursday. The ImpactTulsa 2016 Community Impact Report shows recent

Record $60 million in grants issued from Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2016

Urban Milwaukee For the second year in a row, community organizations and programs including Milwaukee Succeeds received a historic level of funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Milwaukee Succeeds also has been selected for StriveTogether’s Accelerator Fund initiative. Read more

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

17 communities from across the nation chosen for data analytics fellowship

StriveTogether, Tableau Foundation team up again to help partnerships close achievement gaps Cincinnati, Ohio — StriveTogether has selected 17 communities from its Cradle to Career Network for the second year of its data analytics fellowship program with Tableau Foundation. The