Education-focused nonprofit positioned to better serve national network from new space
CINCINNATI, OHIO — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, announced its move to new corporate offices on the second floor at 125 East Ninth Street in downtown Cincinnati. The relocation comes just a few months after StriveTogether transitioned to an independent 501(c)(3) organization.
“This is an exciting time for StriveTogether and our new headquarters marks a huge milestone for our organization, our team and the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network,” interim CEO Jennifer Blatz said. “We now have the space and technology to better serve the 70 communities that tackle some of the most challenging work in the country. We are proud of the results we see across the network and thankful for the support of our investors — both are key to creating real change in a child’s life.”
StriveTogether investors include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ballmer Group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Ford Foundation, KnowledgeWorks and Living Cities. This summer, StriveTogether is working with network members on incorporating a more explicit focus on equity into its strategic plan. The updated plan will be unveiled at its national Cradle to Career Convening this October.
StriveTogether began taking shape in 2006 as a local education collaborative in Cincinnati. It became the support system for a national network of communities in 2010 intent on ending disparities and closing gaps. Based on lessons from Cincinnati and other communities including Dallas, Memphis and Tacoma, StriveTogether’s nationally recognized collective impact framework defines and measures progress to improve educational outcomes and expand opportunities.
StriveTogether is a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child. We coach and connect partners in more than 70 communities and work together to get better results. Communities using our approach have seen measurable gains in kindergarten readiness, academic achievement and postsecondary success. The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network reaches 8.2 million students, involves 10,800 organizations and engages with partners in 32 states and Washington, D.C.