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…

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 improving student achievement in the Greater San Antonio region. Beyond San Antonio, Waterbury, CT, Albuquerque,…

2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening

Registration has now closed for the 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening. 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 to improve educational outcomes to create systems change in their communities. Come learn, share and network with…