“North State Together” is a regional collective partnership funded by a $2.5 million grant awarded by the McConnell Foundation. The grant is focused on creating a “Cradle to Career” partnership in the North State where leaders from education, business, philanthropic, nonprofit, civic, and faith communities join together to improve education success for every child through a data-driven, collective impact approach. The goal is to increase educational options at all levels with ultimate impacts on overall economic and community health.
This grant builds on the great work of Reach Higher Shasta and Expect More Tehama, while assisting Trinity, Siskiyou and Modoc counties in establishing their own local Cradle to Career collective impact initiatives. This grant is administered by Kevin O’Rorke, Kate Mahar, Allie Hancock, Jamie Spielmann, and Sharon Strazzo.
North State Together utilizes the expertise shared through support networks and partners including StriveTogether, Community Education Coalition, FSG, Tamarack Institute, and Rural Schools Collaborative. Check back soon for updates to this shared resources page. StriveTogether Resources: