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Collaboration in Action: Strive Social Impact Exchange Conference June 17, 2010 Presented by Marcie Parkhurst, FSG Social Impact Advisors.

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1 Collaboration in Action: Strive Social Impact Exchange Conference June 17, 2010 Presented by Marcie Parkhurst, FSG Social Impact Advisors

2 2 © FSG Social Impact Advisors Overview of Strive Faith Parents/Family Nonprofit Philanthropy Corporate K-12 Post-SecondaryEarly Childhood CommunityStudentsMediaCivic Leaders What it is: Large-scale partnership of more than 300 organizations, institutions, and individual leaders in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region What it does: Creates a world-class education system where every child succeeds from birth to career

3 3 © FSG Social Impact Advisors How It All Began Leadership: –Nancy Zimpher, then-President of University of Cincinnati “The boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the community” Support: –Founding members: Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University, KnowledgeWorks Foundation –Early supporters: GCF, United Way, CPS, Proctor & Gamble Evidence: –Research completed at the University of Cincinnati led to creation of the Student Roadmap to Success (see next slide), which serves as Strive’s organizing structure Community engagement: –Organizations and institutions throughout the region were invited to participate in intervention-specific networks (e.g., tutoring), chaired by Strive leaders –Network members work collaboratively to design their own evidence-based strategies and monitor progress toward goals It took 2-3 years for Strive to move from the idea stage to the action stage; each network has also gone through a 1-3 year development stage

4 4 © FSG Social Impact Advisors Roadmap to Success: Key Strategies & Outcomes Key Transition Years Home Visitation Community Learning Centers Incorporate student services into learning through networks of high quality services providers in the following areas: Resiliency Collaboratives Community Report Card to monitor progress toward meeting ultimate outcomes Student Dashboard with academic and student support data to enable personalized learning for each child College Retention Ultimate Outcome: College Gradua- tion Portfolio of High Performing Schools Math & Science and Literacy Teacher Quality College Access Ultimate Outcom e: College Enroll- ment Financial Stability Ultimate Outcome: Percent of People in Poverty Workforce Network Career Pathways in High Demand Sectors & Hard-2-Hire Network of Employment Support Services to High Need Populations Dropout Recovery After- School Physical/M ental Health Arts Education Business P-ships Family Engage- ment Youth Employ- ment Mentoring Grade: KBirth Success By 6 Ultimate Outcome: Readiness for Kindergarten School District Initiatives Ultimate Outcome: 4 th and 8 th Grade Math and Reading Scores & ACT Scores Quality Early Childhood Education

5 5 © FSG Social Impact Advisors How It Is Sustained Leadership –Strive’s Executive Committee is comprised of 23 CEOs and EDs who are highly involved with the initiative –Foundation members (including GCF, United Way, Haile/US Bank Foundation) give priority to education grantees who are affiliated with a Strive network Member Time and Commitment –Networks meet bi-weekly to continue work on strategy development/refinement and activity alignment, to discuss challenges and lessons learned, and to document progress toward their goals Infrastructure and Support –Strive has a $2M budget and 8 full-time staff who provide critical functional support to the networks (e.g., data/analysis, technology, PR/communicationss, TA, etc) Public Accountability –Strive publishes a Report Card to the Community each year in which it documents progress toward its goals (see next slide)

6 6 © FSG Social Impact Advisors Goal 1: PREPARED for School Percent of children assessed as ready for school Goal 2: SUPPORTED In and Out of School Percent of students with more than 20 developmental assets Goal 3: SUCCEEDS Academically Percent of students at or above reading/math proficiency Percent of students who graduate from high school Goal 4: ENROLLS in College/Career Training Average score on the ACT Percent of graduates who enroll in college Goal 5: GRADUATES and ENTERS a career Percent of students prepared for college level coursework Percent of students who are retained in college Percent of students who graduate from college College Degrees conferred Strive’s Annual Report to the Community: Goals and Outcome Measures

7 7 © FSG Social Impact Advisors Lessons Learned: Strive’s Framework for Partnership Implementation Developing the Cradle to Career Education Pipeline and Partnership Evidence Based Decision Making Community Based Collaboration and Capacity Building Investment and Sustainability Engaged leadershipCommunity level outcomes Create network of providers around each priority Innovation & Impact Fund Community visionScan of existing resourcesSix Sigma action planningPartnership sustainability Governance structureSelect priority strategiesData management systemCommunity engagement Communications plan

8 8 © FSG Social Impact Advisors Strive: Implementation & Development Sites Arizona State University Mesa, Arizona California State University – East Bay Hayward, California University of Houston Houston, Texas Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia M C E E P P C University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico M E Portland State University Portland, Oregon California State University – Fresno Fresno, California P Strive - University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee Implementation Site (EPIN) Development Site (EPDN)

9 9 © FSG Social Impact Advisors Additional Information about Strive Presented by FSG Social Impact Advisors Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact – Shares key findings from FSG’s research on the development of innovative and coordinated web-based approaches to reporting performance, outcome and impact measurements over multiple social enterprises and stakeholders. Contains a detailed Strive case study. Living Cities 2009 Annual Report – Describes Living Cities’ investment in the launch of Strive-like initiatives in five additional cities Strive website – Contains the full research report behind Strive’s Student Roadmap to Success, as well as information about Strive’s Six-Sigma-based “endorsement process”


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