StriveTogether welcomes eight new network members

National Cradle to Career Network grows to 61 partnerships from 31 states and Washington, D.C. Cincinnati, Ohio — StriveTogether announced today the addition of eight new community partnerships to its Cradle to Career Network. The national collective impact initiative now includes 61 community partnerships from 31 states and Washington, D.C, all working to connect cross-sector…

‘To Hell with Good Intentions Part 1: Measuring Social Impact’

StriveTogether to present at South by Southwest social good platform Cincinnati, Ohio — With countless efforts to “make change,” “do good,” and “help people,” one session at the South by Southwest conference will explore how three organizations are leveraging measurement strategies to ensure their good intentions are truly leading to social impact. StriveTogether will be…

Local communities influence policy to impact academic outcomes for students

Community partnerships invited to national collective impact policy conference Cincinnati, Ohio — Improving educational outcomes for students can be hard work. But sometimes, due to certain legislation and policy barriers, it can be nearly impossible. Local Dallas-based organizations were struggling to measure and improve kindergarten readiness rates. With different readiness tests across multiple school districts,…

New resources help communities share and protect student data to improve education outcomes

StriveTogether partners with the Data Quality Campaign and National Taskforce to share best practices Cincinnati, Ohio — Collective impact partnerships, place-based initiatives, community school efforts and many other organizations rely on access to student-level data to personalize ways to help students succeed. But data sharing comes with the crucial responsibility to use it effectively and…

StriveTogether partners with Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Community partnerships invited to national collective impact policy conference Cincinnati, Ohio — StriveTogether announced today the receipt of a three-year, $300,000 grant from The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRKF) to support nationwide collective impact work in the education sector. The new funds will contribute to StriveTogether’s general operating expenses and help grow the organization to support to…

Channeling change: Making collective impact work

Stanford Social Innovation Review What does a global effort to reduce malnutrition have in common with a program to reduce teenage substance abuse in a small rural Massachusetts county? Both have achieved significant progress toward their goals: the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has helped reduce nutritional deficiencies among 530 million poor people across…