We must do better

We believe every child should have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. We know racism is the root of many problems across our country. Recent events, particularly the killings of black men and women including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George…

StriveTogether awards Opportunity Fund grants to help communities get better results for kids

Four partnerships selected in Northfield, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Seattle CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national network working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced more awardees for its Opportunity Fund grant program. The four grantee communities are Northfield, Minn.; Salt Lake City, Utah;…

National education policy leader and Teach Plus President and CEO Roberto J. Rodríguez joins StriveTogether board of directors

CINCINNATI, OH – StriveTogether welcomes a new board member who brings extensive experience and expertise in championing education policy and innovation. Roberto J. Rodríguez, president and CEO of Teach Plus, joins the board in January. “StriveTogether has the simple belief that every child deserves every opportunity to succeed,” said Danae D. Davis, board chair and…

Collective impact works

Equal Measure validates StriveTogether community change framework CINCINNATI, OH — While collective impact is widely regarded as the best approach for large-scale social change, evidence of its effect in communities has been scant until now. StriveTogether, a national network of nearly 70 communities, asked independent evaluator Equal Measure to follow the progress of its network to…

Three StriveTogether communities selected for community-led playground project to give local kids more opportunities to play

CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether and KaBOOM! are partnering together to increase equitable access to play for kids across the country. Three communities from the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network have been selected to lead a playground project with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit that works to ensure every kid and all communities have equitable access to quality,…

Cradle-to-career movement welcomes Stacey Abrams, David Brooks, Cecilia Muñoz, Richard Reeves and Jim Shelton

CINCINNATI, OH — More than 400 community leaders, social change agents and policymakers will convene September 11-13 in Washington, D.C., for StriveTogether’s 10th annual national Cradle to Career Network Convening. They represent the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, a national movement that’s sweeping the country and impacting the lives of 13.7 million youth and counting. “StriveTogether…

Nearly $4 million investment will expand student-centered learning

Funding supports partnerships in Chicago, Dayton (OH), Lehigh Valley (PA) and Memphis (TN) CHICAGO, IL — Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether today announced four communities across the country will receive a combined $3.75 million to implement student-centered blueprints for learning. Through the Together for Students initiative, these grants will transform how entire…

StriveTogether awards up to $7 million in grants for communities to improve results at major milestones in kids’ lives

21 cradle-to-career partnerships will advance equity and spread bold strategies to help children and families access opportunity and move up the economic ladder CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced the second set of awardees for its Cradle to…