A child’s academic success requires a strong foundation. This foundation is based on the resources at their disposal such as food, housing, and financial stability, resiliency, family/guardian engagement, physical health, mental health, parental health, parental presence, learning supports and career planning.
Developing a foundation is not an easy process. It is a long-term method of working that requires a systems-wide change and careful planning to accomplish the results desired. This complex transformation can only be accomplished through the collective efforts of a broad spectrum of participants. Cradle 2 Career’s initiative works through a combination of individuals, organizations, grant-makers, representatives from business and government, and most importantly, community voice.
By working together, side-by-side, and engaging the entire community, we are able to inform our networks of the needs and desires of our entire community and invest beyond existing programs, schools and child-based initiatives.
This way of working is called Collective Impact.