On Oct. 7-9, the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network brought together more than 350 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business executives, nonprofit professionals and policymakers for its sixth annual national convening in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Represented were more than 60 community partnerships from 32 states and Washington, D.C.

As a member of the StriveTogether Network, the Commit! Partnership had the opportunity to share the work taking place in Dallas County with this national audience. Joining Commit! staff to learn and present were Patricia Arvanitis (Leadership ISD), Lanet Greenhaw (Dallas Regional Chamber), Jerry Hawkins (Zero to Five Funders Collaborative), Regina Nippert (The Budd Center @ SMU), and Martha Rodriguez (Bachman Lake Together).

You can link to each of the presentation decks below and reach out to the staff contacts provided to learn more.

o Developing a Collective Advocacy Agenda: Strategies and Tools, presented by Gretchen May and Lanet Greenhaw

o Driving Digital Marketing Performance: Tools for Increased Equity and Engagement, presented by Andres Ramos

o Implementing a Comprehensive Data Strategy: Pushing Towards Systems Change, presented by Ashwina Kirpalani and Regina Nippert

o Nothing Moves Without Engagement: Community Development in Collective Impact, presented by Jonathan Feinstein, Jerry Hawkins and Martha Rodriguez

o Tackling the Teacher Pipeline: A Strategy for Systems Change, presented by Gretchen May

o The “How” of Equity: Doing What We Do… Better, presented by Patricia Arvanitis on a panel with 3 other communities