Who We Are

National Framework

The StriveTogether National Network

StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and in life from cradle to career, regardless of race, zip code or circumstance. In partnership with nearly 70 communities across the country, StriveTogether provides resources, best practices and processes to give every child every chance for success. The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network reaches 13.7 million students, involves 10,800 organizations and has partners in 29 states and Washington, D.C.


Beginning in 2006, when over 300 local organizations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky came together to improve education, the, then, StrivePartnership worked within existing programs and towards a shared, specific set of 53 measurable outcomes. Over the course of five years and rigorous scrutiny in examining and measuring the results of these outcomes, StriveTogether saw several improvements, including a 9 percent increase in kindergarten readiness, an 11 percent increase in high school graduation rates and a 10 percent increase in college enrollment. The results of this partnership became a national initiative in 2011. Learn More About StriveTogether.

Rocky Mountain Cradle to Career Partnership is recognized as a certified “Sustaining Partner” in the StriveTogether National Network.

In 2012, RMC2C adapted the national StriveTogether framework. As part of its membership, RMC2C was given a set of benchmarks that it had to work towards and continually sustain. These benchmarks helped lay a foundation and path for the RMC2C Partnership to follow in order to achieve what StriveTogether calls “Proof Point” or 60% of measured indicators within the Cradle to Career Outcomes being maintained or improved. Beginning in 2015, RMC2C was certified as an “Emerging Partner” and one year later moved into, and was certified, as a “Sustaining Partner”. Learn more about the StriveTogether Theory of Action and the bench marks the RMC2C Partnership is working towards HERE.