United Way of Salt Lake receives national recognition for improving student outcomes in the Salt Lake City region

Utah Policy United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership has been designated as a proof point community by national nonprofit StriveTogether. The proof point designation is an important measure of progress — only 11 of the nearly 70 StriveTogether partners

2019 Cradle to Career Network Convening

When we’re united, we become unstoppable. Join us this September in Washington, D.C., for the 10th annual Cradle to Career Network Convening — a gathering of changemakers united in the work of breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for every

Ex-Microsoft CEO (no, not that one) giving big to K-12

Education Week Don’t look now, but another tech billionaire is using his vast fortune to make a mark on K-12 education. Ballmer Group, created by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie, has quietly committed more than a

The new practice of public problem solving

Stanford Social Innovation Review A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Here are the four elements of

Investing in population-level change

Stanford Social Innovation Review There are many different approaches to making philanthropic big bets and many causes worthy of the investment. I want to build upon the work I began in 2015 focusing on how we can use big bets

RISE gets grant to support Latinx postsecondary education

Idaho Business Review RISE, a local education nonprofit coordinating cross-sector partners to develop community solutions for students, has received a $150,000 grant, which will go toward programs to encourage Latinx students to earn postsecondary credentials. Read more

CCSD’s plan to restructure district called ‘bold move’ by state education group

Live 5 WCSC A national education nonprofit is calling the Charleston County School District’s plan to overhaul the district “one of the first bold moves in the United States.” Read more

Ex-Microsoft CEO urges Dayton area to continue collaboration on education

Dayton Daily News Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, now involved in education philanthropy efforts, urged a crowd of Dayton leaders Tuesday to continue their “inspiring” cradle-to-career education work, telling them to have patience working on what he called a crucial

Former Microsoft CEO talks education efforts in Dayton

Dayton Business Journal The former CEO of Microsoft Corp. Steve Ballmer was in Dayton Tuesday, touting early education initiatives to improve outcomes for economically disadvantaged students. Read more

National nonprofit StriveTogether awards $150,000 grant to TCCC

Moultrie News Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to improving educational outcomes for all students in the region, has received $150,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve

Boston Opportunity Agenda gets $150K to halt college ‘stop-outs’

Massnonprofit News The Boston Opportunity Agenda, a public-private partnership comprised of The Boston Foundation, Barr Foundation, Catholic Charities, and other nonprofits and the City of Boston that works to ensure all Boston children and youth are prepared to succeed in

United Way receives grant to advocate for Idaho preschooling

ABC6 KPVI Tuesday morning, it was announced that United Way of Southeastern Idaho will be receiving a $150,000 grant from StriveTogether, a national non-profit dedicated to helping children succeed in school. Read more