Connecting the Dots: Is Your Community "Program Rich, System Poor"?

Ken Thompson, Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about Strive's accomplishment "connecting the dots." Thompson examines the birth of the Strive Partnership in Cincinnati, and explores the role of the Strive framework in Northwestern communities.

"No longer can we rely on hundreds of good programs, working in isolation, to add up to success for the young people in our region. In the collective impact projects our Pacific Northwest team at the Gates Foundation has funded, there are hundreds of educators, and political and community leaders stepping up to this challenge. Following the lead of Strive in Cincinnati, where student outcomes are improving, these communities are charting a new path forward."

Read the whole story here: Connecting the Dots: Is Your Community "Program Rich, System Poor"

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