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1 The Strive Network and Monterey County

2 Beginnings in Cincinnati Promoted by community leaders in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, network was launched in Nancy Zimpher, then president of the University of Cincinnati, helped spearhead the effort. Four principles A shared community vision. Evidence-based decision-making Collaborative action A sustainable governing structure.

3 Five-year results 9 percent increase in indicators of kindergarten readiness. 11 percent increase in high school graduation. 10 percent increase in college enrollment.

4 Strive roadmap to student success Plots course of a student’s journey from cradle to career. A guide not just for the student, but for all members of the community. Highlights key transition points, where we must ensure students are on target developmentally.

5 Collective impact strategies “(L)eaders realized that fixing one point on the educational continuum…wouldn’t make much difference unless all parts of the continuum improved at the same time. No single organization…could accomplish this alone. Instead, their ambitious mission became to coordinate improvements at every stage of a young person’s life, from ‘cradle to career.’” -- Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011

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7 Joint effort of Portland business, education, government, non-profit organizations, faith community, parents, students. Engaged in moving 12 community-wide indicators used to measure educational outcomes of children and youth from age zero through 25.

8 Early childhood health, education Tracking and reporting percentage of low birth weight babies. Kindergarten readiness assessment. Tracking and reporting attendance at K,6,9 levels. Tracking specific indicators of early elementary learning.

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10 Ninth Grade Counts Launched in response to low high school graduation rates. Provides summer courses geared toward giving incoming freshmen students the academic and social skills they will need to succeed. Co-sponsored by participating school districts, local non-profits and corporate donors. Serves more than 1,000 students each summer.

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12 Strive and Monterey County Spring 2013, Chancellor Zimpher makes presentation at CSUMB to leaders of community organizations. Strive co-conveners: o Mary Adams, United Way o Bruce Taylor, representing the local business community. o Ray Bullick, County Health Director. o Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. Now finalizing Strive Leadership Council membership. Search underway for Director of the Strive partnership.

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