Education Equity is one of the most pressing issues of our time. For more than a decade, StrivePartnership has been a leader in promoting systems that ensure pathways to educational attainment – from cradle to career – for all children in the urban core of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Since its founding in 2006, StrivePartnership has pursued this work as an affiliate of Cincinnati-based KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Today, KnowledgeWorks Foundation is creating a pathway for StrivePartnership to seek a new sponsor organization that can support the mission of education equity through collective impact into the next decade.
StrivePartnership’s executive leadership, staff and community partners believe the organization’s collective impact mission is more critical now than ever. We are committed to the ongoing work of tracking data that assess how children and learners are performing, of evaluating the performance of institutions and organizations within the education ecosystem, and of identifying and driving systems-level initiatives to improve outcomes and fuel economic mobility.
The work remains necessary and continues in earnest. However, the way it will be supported is being re-examined as StrivePartnership and its dedicated advocates explore partnerships that will lead to a new sponsoring organization that can fully support the mission.
As we transition, we have been harnessing the resources and insights of leaders from across sectors to share what is working for our children to help them become successful from cradle to career, and what our community’s collective vision is for a more equitable future, especially for African American, Latinx and low-income children.
We will continue to mobilize our motivated education ecosystem and collective impact partners in a movement to create a blueprint for education equity that will improve our community and guide the work of StrivePartnership over the next decade.