Our Purpose

Every child and young adult succeeds cradle to career, through shared purpose, alignment and accountability among community partners.


This is the purpose of the Cradle to Career initiative in Rochester, Minnesota. Education is a powerful strategy to improve educational outcomes resulting in healthy individuals, families, and community who have economic stability with productive careers and contribute positively to a civic and equitable society. In short, we expect Excellence for Everyone.

As a network of public, private, and independent organizations, Cradle 2 Career facilitates, advances, and evolves a common agenda to ensure all children in our community have a clear path to economic prosperity through family, education, community support and opportunities. 


Our outcomes along the cradle to career continuum range from prenatal to career excellence.

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This is a proven model with proven results. We are an emerging community within the StriveTogether network of nearly 70 cities through out the United States, including 3 others in Southeast Minnesota.

For more detailed information, please download the Cradle to Career full plan,  executive summary, or the 2018 community report card.