How do we know this process works? Strive Partnership’s Cradle to Career Network members have seen success. Here are a few of their stories:
- 90% by 2020: Anchorage United for Youth (Anchorage, AK): Kindergarten Readiness
- All Hands Raised (Portland, Oregon): High School Graduation, Post-Secondary Enrollment
- The Commit! Partnership (Dallas County, Texas): Kindergarten Readiness, Third Grade Reading, Eighth Grade Algebra, Postsecondary Enrollment
- Graduate Tacoma (Tacoma, Washington): Kindergarten Readiness, Eighth Grade Algebra, High School Graduation, College Enrollment, College Completion
- Milwaukee Succeeds (Milwaukee, Wisconsin): Third Grade Reading, Associate Degree Completion
- Mission: Graduate (Albuquerque, New Mexico): High School Graduation, College Enrollment, Degree / Certificate Completion
- The Road Map Project (Seattle, Washington): Third Grade Reading, High School Graduation, Post-Secondary Enrollment, Degree / Certificate Completion
- Shape Up Somerville (Somerville, Massachusetts): Collective Impact Outside of Education
Stanford Report on Collective Impact
“Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.”
Harvard Business School Report on Collective Impact
Across the country communities are setting baseline measures. Each year they report on their success and lessons learned. You can check out how and what these communities measure by checking out the report above.
Harvard Business School Report on Summer Melt
Harvard reports that 10-40% of low income students “intend” to go to college, but do not matriculate the fall after graduation. In our focus areas up to 25% complete their applications, complete FAFSA and take the ACT, but they do not matriculate. Follow us as we learn why and help break barriers.