Fund to Invest in Six Communities to Accelerate Education Impact

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Fund to Invest in Six Communities to Accelerate Education Impact

Cincinnati, OH -- With help from some big-name funders, StriveTogether announced the first six communities to receive support from a $15 million investment fund designed to accelerate education-focused collective impact. After a competitive application process among the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, the organization chose the following communities: All Hands Raised (Portland, Oregon); Commit! Dallas (Dallas County, Texas); Graduate Tacoma (Tacoma, Washington); Higher Expectations (Racine, Wisconsin); Seeding Success (Memphis, Tennessee), and StrivePartnership (Cincinnati, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky). “Each of these communities is committed to improving six cradle to career outcomes community- wide: kindergarten readiness, early grade reading, middle grade math, high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment and post-secondary degree completion,” Managing Director Jeff Edmondson said. “This additional support will help them overcome the hurdles that stand in the way of fully realizing the potential of quality collective impact and education success for every child.”