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1 Lumina Foundation Community Partnership for Attainment Summary of Cohort #3 Self-Assessment December 9, 2014

2 2 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Review of Cohort #1 Self-Assessment Executive Summary p. 3 Methodologyp. 4 Key Findings Across the Cohortp. 6 Areas of Potential Technical Assistancep. 11 Progress Assessments Planningp. 12

3 3 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Executive Summary Of the 20 sites that completed the assessment, 11 sites are in the Exploring Phase and 9 sites are in the Emerging Phase Across the cohort, sites were relatively strong in areas including: –Cross-sector partnerships –Selection of community level goals –Identification of coordinating organization –Communication and key messaging Areas of potential technical assistance include: –Data Related – Selection of core indicators, baseline reports, continuous improvement, data management and refinement, adaptive issues related to data disaggregation –Structural – Accountability structure and roles and responsibilities, backbone entity vs. backbone functions

4 4 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Methodology – General Self-Assessment adapted from StriveTogether Civic Infrastructure Assessment, with a focus on Exploring and Emerging milestones Delivered and managed on Qualtrics platform Self-Assessment completed between September 2014 and October 2014 Communities provided with a self-assessment guide, FAQs and worksheet Sites only responded to questions related to milestones they had reached Sites also had the opportunity to upload supporting documents StriveTogether team completed assessment analysis and reporting in October and November 2014

5 5 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Methodology – Lumina and Lumina/ StriveTogether Sites Lumina sites completed the full Self-Assessment Milestones were organized in two phases – Exploring and Emerging 14 Lumina sites completed the assessment StriveTogether Network sites completed an abbreviated assessment which focused on higher education attainment With site permission, StriveTogether shared results from the Civic Infrastructure Assessment with Lumina Foundation along with responses to the abbreviated assessment 6 Lumina/StriveTogether sites completed the assessment Lumina SitesLumina/ StriveTogether Sites

6 6 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Exploring Phase (11)Emerging Phase (9) Atlanta – Regional Education Partnership Birmingham – Bold Goals Education Charlotte – Centralina Partnership for Attainment and Career Pathways Miami – One Community One Goal Monterey Bay – Bright Futures for Monterey County Rockford – Alignment Rockford Shasta – Reach Higher Shasta & Expect More Tehama Southern Indiana – Education Matters Southern Indiana Springfield – Springfield Higher Education 2025 Project Tampa – Hillsborough College Access Network Tyler – Tyler Area Business Education Council Boise – Treasure Valley Education Partnership Charleston – Tri-County Cradle to Career Partnership Durham – Made in Durham Fresno – Fresno Area Strive Mobile – The Education Commission Racine – Higher Expectations Tulsa – Tulsa Regional Chamber & ImpactTulsa Minneapolis – Generation Next St. Louis – St. Louis Graduates Key Findings Across the Cohort – Site Distribution Lumina Sites

7 7 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Exploring PhaseNumber of Sites CompleteIn ProcessN/R A cross-sector partnership with a defined geographic scope organizes around a vision of increasing higher education attainment A cross-sector leadership table is convened with a documented accountability structure The partnership formalizes a set of messages that are aligned and effectively communicated across partners and throughout the community. 794 The partnership selects community level outcomes that directly relate to increasing higher education attainment to be held accountable for improving The partnership selects core indicators for the community level higher education attainment outcomes The partnership commits to using continuous improvement to guide the higher education attainment work. 695 A coordinating organization is selected and capacity to support the daily management of the partnership is in place The partnership engages funders to support the operations and collaborative work of partners to improve higher education attainment outcomes Key Findings Across the Cohort – Exploring Phase Note: Racine and Tulsa completed the updated StriveTogether Civic Infrastructure Assessment. As a result, their responses are based on an analysis of responses and materials submitted.

8 8 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Key Findings Across the Cohort – Emerging Phase Emerging PhaseNumber of Sites CompleteIn ProcessN/R The partnership publicly releases a baseline public report card or progress report to the community with disaggregated data that includes higher education attainment indicators The partnership collects and disaggregates baseline data by key priority populations for core indicators The partnership prioritizes a subset of core indicators for initial focus Workgroups are engaged and/or formed to improve higher education attainment outcomes The partnership has in place the necessary capacity to support the daily management of the partnership, data needs, facilitation, communication and engagement of the community Partners support the operations of the partnership. 398

9 9 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Key Findings Across the Cohort – Lumina Sites Robust Cross-Sector Partnerships Communities have established cross-sector partnerships focused on increasing higher education attainment. Selection of Community Level Goals Communities have selected community level goals to guide the work of the partnership based on research and a data-driven approach in the selection process. Birmingham – Bold Goals Education Durham – Made in Durham Tulsa – Tulsa Regional Chamber & ImpactTulsa Minneapolis – Generation Next Mobile – The Education Commission Springfield – Springfield 2025

10 10 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Key Findings Across the Cohort – Lumina Sites Coordinating Organization Selected Communities had identified a coordinating organization that provides leadership and resources to support the work towards increasing higher education attainment. The types of coordinating organizations varied. Communication and Key Messaging Communities had developed key messaging that communicated the work of the partnership to increase higher education attainment outcomes. Monterey Bay – Bright Futures for Monterey County Tampa – Hillsborough College Access Network St. Louis – St. Louis Graduates Miami – One Community, One Goal Southern Indiana – Education Matters Southern Indiana

11 11 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC Key Findings Across the Cohort Areas of Potential Technical Assistance Formalizing accountability structure along with defining roles and responsibilities Selection of core indicators Release of baseline reports Indicators and data refinement Continuous improvement to impact practices/outcomes including collaborative action Disaggregating data and related implications “101” Technical Assistance“201+” Technical Assistance We continue to anticipate that “101” needs could quickly become “201+” needs based on site progress.

12 12 Lumina Foundation | December 9, 2014 © 2014 StriveTogether, LLC January 15 – Progress assessment materials released to communities March 1 – Progress assessment due date May 1 – Progress assessment reports complete and delivered to communities April 15 – Progress assessment materials released to communities June 1 – Progress assessment due date September 1 – Progress assessment reports complete and delivered to communities Cohort 1 Cohort 2 Progress Assessments Cohort 3 September 1 – Progress assessment materials released to communities November 1 – Progress assessment due date January 1, 2016 – Progress assessment reports complete and delivered to communities


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