The partnership worked to meet quality benchmarks that indicate ACYI has engaged a cross-sector group around a common education vision, demonstrated its ability to support the creation of a sustainable infrastructure to drive change, and committed to being accountable for improving an identified set of academic outcomes.
As part of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, ACYI has access to resources and tools designed to help communities implement StriveTogether’s nationally recognized cradle to career collective impact approach. ACYI now also has a connection with communities across the country to share knowledge and learn from successes, failures and insights as each community works to align resources around improving education outcomes.
“Across the country, network members are improving student-level outcomes through StriveTogether’s collective impact method. Each of these communities and the Network as a whole, are committed to putting the child at the center of their work. We are excited to welcome ACYI to the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network.” – StriveTogether Managing Director, Jeff Edmondson
StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks, works with communities nationwide to help them create a civic infrastructure that unites stakeholders around shared goals, measures and results in education, supporting the success of every child, cradle to career. Communities implementing the StriveTogether framework have seen dramatic improvements in kindergarten readiness, standardized test results and college retention. For more information about StriveTogether, visit www.strivetogether.org.