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Cradle to Career

Cradle to Career

330 N. Commerce Park Loop Suite 200, Tucson (AZ), 85745, United States

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About The Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C) is devoted to improving educational and life outcomes for nearly 350,000 young people living in Pima County.
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Description Just over two years ago, our community joined forces to begin a new way of working together to address chronic issues in education facing our students, teachers and families. Ther myriad impacts of poverty, changing demographics and depressed public resources has negatively affected classrooms in many communities, including ours.

We spent the first year gathering data to understand the magnitude of the challenge. What started as a small group of leaders has turned into more than 100 organizations and over 280 individuals coming together to impact the lives of more than 350,000 Pima County students. Our partners have raised their hands and are committed to shared accountability for an education system that works for ALL students across our region.

Consequently, there is a growing sense that education in this county is no longer just the job of educators: We all share responsibility. Based on the data analysis in our January 2016 Baseline Report, networks of Cradle to Career partners identified outcomes to tackle first what will give our kids a better chance to thrive. These include Kindergarten Readiness, High School Graduation and the Re-Engagement of Opportunity Youth.

The nature of collective impact calls for using data as a flashlight to inform decision-making and developing solutions together based on what is working. It is a process that requires partners to constantly re-examine their work, make a commitment to stay engaged with one another and to remain fully open to embracing proven methodologies.

This mission is possible, but not without recognizing that the "we" and the "our" include you. Whether you are an investor, an educator, employer, faith based or community leader, policy maker, student, or parent, we need you as a partner.

Join us! For more information, please visit our website at c2cpima.org
Founded 02/13/2015
  • 330 N. Commerce Park Loop Suite 200, Tucson (AZ), 85745, United States
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