The truth is, learning doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. It’s up to all of us. In order to succeed, every child needs both an education and a broad, nurturing support network. In other words, transforming children into healthy, independent adults is the job of the entire community. This philosophy is at the heart of the
Cradle to Career, and All Hands Raised is spearheading it in Portland and Multnomah County. The Cradle to Career partnership is long-term and county-wide, and includes early childhood, K-12 schools, higher education, local business, government, non-profit organizations, faith community, parents, students and community stakeholders, with the goal of ensuring the sustained success of every child in Portland and Multnomah County from cradle to career.
The Goals: A Guiding Inspiration for All Hands Raised and the national framework being adapted in Portland and Multnomah County to help all kids achieve their full potential from cradle to career. (Established 2010)
The Three Priorities: An area of focus to drive action toward reaching our shared Goals. (Established Fall 2011)
The 12 Indicators: Measurable data points that portray the current reality and allow a community to set Targets for improvement. (Adopted April 2012)
Collaborative Work Teams: A cross-sector body whose ongoing work is rooted in continuous improvement with a focus on driving improvement in one or more indicators of student success. (Established Spring 2012)
•Communities Supporting Youth, convened by the SUN Service System Coordinating Council and PSU's Center for Improvement of Child and
•Eliminating Disparities in Child and Youth Success, convened by the Coalition of Communities of Color;
•Ninth Grade Counts, convened by All Hands Raised; and
•Ready for Kindergarten, convened by Social Venture Partners and the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families & Community.
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Convening Partners and Collaborative Overview (Rolling Review Process)
FAQ on Collaboratives
Special thanks to our Pioneering Investors who help make this work possible: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The Boeing Company; City of Portland; JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Living Cities; Northwest Evaluation Association; NW Natural; Portland Children's Levy; PGE Foundation; Portland State University; Providence; The Standard; United Way of the Columbia-Willamette; and U.S. Bank.
Recent Coverage of C2C
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PSF Releases Guide to Education Programs for Out-of-School Youth
On any given day in Portland and Multnomah County, there are 3,000 high school-aged youth disconnected from school. Reconnecting these youth with education and a career path is crucial to the health, vitality, and economic well-being of our community. In order to help these youth get reconnected, the Portland Schools Foundation, through generous support from the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, has compiled the Guide to Education Programs for Out-of-School Youth. To receive a copy of the Guide in either Spanish or English contact Tedros Abraham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Access the English version. Access the Spanish version.