• "Sharing learnings across a network of cradle to career communities"





The Strive Cradle to Career Network launched in 2011 as a way to connect communities who are building cradle to career civic infrastructure using the Strive Framework. 

Membership in the Network is comprised of communities who [1] commit to work toward achieving quality benchmarks for building and sustaining cradle to career civic infrastructure and [2] actively participate in a community of learning and practice with their peers in which knowledge is shared and created.

Together this Network will build shared value to advance the field of cradle to career collective impact.


Since its start in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in 2006, Strive’s innovative Cradle to Career sustained-improvement approach has been initiated or fostered in communities in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Interest has also been explored in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Colombia and the UK. The overwhelming interest in this work from communities across the globe helps drive the Network’s ambitious goal to achieve 15 Proof Point Communities (where communities are seeing 60% of student outcomes trending in the right direction) by 2015.
Cradle to Career Network
  • Racine, WI
  • Ramsey County, MN
  • Red Wing, MN
  • Richmond, CA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • South Seattle, WA
  • Spartanburg County, SC
  • Spokane County, WA
  • St. Cloud, MN
  • Stark County, OH
  • Sturgis, MI
  • Summit County, OH
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Tippecanoe County, IN
  • Treasure Valley, ID
  • Tri-County, TX
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Twin Cities, MN
  • Washington, DC
  • Waterbury, CT
  • Westbrook, ME
  • Wichita, KS
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Youngstown & Eastern, OH
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