We recognize community means different things to different people. Cradle 2 Career defines community engagement as working together, side by side, with community members to inform our collaborative action networks of the needs of our beneficiaries, children living in Rochester, MN and their families.

We also know Rochester has so many organizations working intently with their clients and we don’t want to muddy the waters. Instead, we want to partner with organizations so we are effectively and efficiently getting the voice of children and their families so we are making informed decisions.

We also think collaboration is a great way to know our community partners better. We are in the business of sharing the data we collect in ways the community can use it to also make informed decisions. That is why we will share below the results of our community partner survey.

Cradle to Career is seeking to understand the work our partners are doing in order to engage the families, friends, and neighbors of the students we serve. Even if your organization's primary focus is not family engagement, please think about the ways in which you engage the community as you complete this quick survey.