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Cradle 2 Career is the system that brings together our community partners to align programs toward shared results.

We can achieve excellence for everyone!

WHAT WE DO

StriveTogether says it best, “most communities are programs rich and systems poor.” Cradle 2 Career is the system that brings together our community partners to align programs toward shared results. Our staff supports the work of the networks and reports on local data results. This role allows us to create access to the resources kids need, when they need them, so Rochester’s youth is successful, cradle to career.

Learn how we make that happen for children and their families.

WHAT IS CRADLE TO CAREER?

Cradle 2 Career is a community-wide, community-owned initiative dedicated to educational equity. We can achieve excellence for everyone by nurturing our shared community vision, empowering our partners to be courageous through data, mobilizing the best and equitable resources for children and their families, and by inspiring individuals to live boldly and collectively for positive change.

OUR VALUES

C2C is built on the frameworks of collective impact, results-based accountability, and the StriveTogether model. This brings structure and shared language to our work.

We co-create strategy with community partners, parents, and students themselves. This strategy is responsive to local conditions and places students and families at the center.

We provide a number of services to network and community partners including technical assistance, informational presentations, and strategic partnership opportunities.

Cradle to Career is grounded in data, finding the result, and using this to inform our work. We take this knowledge and share it with our community partners to help grow their own work.

C2C Started with a Question

November 1, 2016

C2C Started with a Question

In 2016, Rochester Rotary and United Way of Olmsted County asked “Are our education investments making a difference in kids’ lives?” They decided the answer could be better. Fast forward, and Cradle 2 Career is an emerging StriveTogether community, making a collective impact on the lives of Rochester’s youth.

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C2C Joins Minnesota Coalition

January 1, 2018

C2C Joins Minnesota Coalition

In 2018, we became members of The Education Partnerships Coalition. The coalition takes a birth-to-career approach to eliminating Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation opportunity gaps. We are grateful to continuously work alongside Austin Aspires, Every Hand Joined (Red Wing), Generation Next (Twin Cities), Northfield Promise, Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis), United Way of Central Minnesota (St. Cloud area), and Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood.

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C2C Hosts Community Convenings

October 14, 2020

C2C Hosts Community Convenings

This initiative is by our community, for our community. We must work together with parents, educators, businesses, and civic leaders to close disparity gaps and help all children succeed. Watch recordings of past convenings and join us next time! We wouldn’t exist without you.

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