StriveTogether to Host National Conference, Drawing More than 400 Attendees from 28 States and D.C.

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More than 400 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business executives, nonprofit professionals and policymakers will attend the fifth-annual national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening from Oct. 15 – 17 in San Diego.

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Partnerships around the country are impacting outcomes for students from cradle to career.

More than 400 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business executives, nonprofit professionals and policymakers will attend the fifth-annual national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening from Oct. 15 – 17 in San Diego.

The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network brings together cross-sector leaders who are committed to improving education outcomes for kids. Representing more than 50 community partnerships in 28 states and Washington, D.C., attendees at the sold-out event will discuss collective impact best practices and their work to unite communities around shared goals, measures and results in education.

“Our nationwide network continues to grow in strength and momentum,” Managing Director Jeff Edmondson said. “Through this convening, all of the cradle to career partnerships will have the opportunity to network and share collective impact lessons from around the country.”

StriveTogether’s Cradle to Career Network connects more than 8,000 organizations throughout more than 50 partnerships. Together, the Network impacts more than 5.5 million students.

During the past year, StriveTogether’s collective impact approach has gained national attention from the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the U.S. Department of Education and the White House. This year’s Cradle to Career Network Convening will celebrate the successes of individual partnerships, while considering progressive ways to move forward in impacting student success.

“Partnerships around the country are impacting outcomes for students from cradle to career,” Edmondson said. “The convening builds on this momentum and creates opportunities for Network members to join together to learn from successes and failures."

During the three-day convening, Edmondson will give the opening plenary with Cindy Marten, the San Diego Unified School District superintendent of public education. Other speakers include Target Senior Director of Community Relations Reba Dominski; Advertising for Humanity Founder and President Dan Pallotta; and State University of New York Chancellor and StriveTogether National Advisory Board Chair Nancy Zimpher. Notable conference attendees include representatives from the Ford Foundation and the Panasonic Foundation.

Select sessions will be open to the press. Please contact Mary Kenkel at 513-929-1310 for more information.

About StriveTogether

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 http://www.strivetogether.org.

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