Mobilizing the Community

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.

Membership of PSF Board, C2C Council, C2C Steering Committee, and C2C Data Team

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

      Family Services;

     •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

     Education Equation (Portland Monthly Magazine, February, 2012)

     Nonprofit begins work on Cradle to Career challenge (Portland Business Journal, January 20, 2012)

     "Portland Schools Foundation Takes a New Name" (Portland Business Journal, October 27, 2011)

     "Cradle to Career an impressive start" (Portland Business Journal, October 21, 2011)

     "Corporate donations propel Cradle to Career initiative" (Portland Business Journal, October 21, 2011)

     "Cradle to Career’ a road map to boost graduation rates" (The Portland Tribune, Jun 9, 2011)

     "Fixing our schools will take a team effort -- thankfully, here comes one" (The Oregonian, Feb 17, 2011)

Read our CEO's Monthly Update

     March 2012 Update

     January 2012 Update

     December 2011 Update

     October 26 Update

     September 2011 Update

     July 2011 Update

     June 2011 Update

     May 2011 Update

     April 2011 Update

     February 2011 Update

     December 2010 Update 


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 kara@allhandsraised.orgAccess the English version. Access the Spanish version.

An area of focus to drive action toward reaching our shared Goals. (Established Fall 2011)