“North State Together” – North State Collective Impact Partnership

“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, Jamie Spielmann, and Susan Schroth.

Advisory Board Members

  • Sarah Supahan, Trinity Together
  • Teckla Johnson, Trinity Together
  • Hope Seth, Reach Higher Shasta
  • Wendy Dickens, Reach Higher Shasta
  • Kate Grissom, Expect More Tehama
  • Kathy Garcia, Expect More Tehama
  • Kermith Walters, Siskiyou County
  • Marian Murphy-Shaw, Siskiyou County
  • Marian Hall, Advancing Modoc Youth
  • Sarah Rayburn, Advancing Modoc Youth
  • Kelly Salter, McConnell Foundation
  • Lianne Richelieu-Boren, College Options
  • Jason Schwenkler, Chico State University
  • Kevin O’Rorke, North State Together
  • Kate Mahar, North State Together
  • Sharon Strazzo, North State Together
  • Jamie Spielmann, North State Together
  • Susan Schroth, North State Together