North State Together will focus professional development and training efforts around community partnership, attainment and impact, scale, and sustainability of systems and will facilitate professional development opportunities for each county collective impact team to build strong, sustainable collective impact partnerships.

As a backbone organization to our region, North State Together is focused on developing sustainable shared measurement systems.   North State Together’s role is to ensure that our county network partners see the value in data and have the data capacity to collect, analyze, and use data for their own continuous improvement.  As a backbone organization,  establishing shared measurement practices and building partners’ capacity to contribute and use data in a shared measurement system is a priority for our team.  We recognize our partners need ongoing assistance with data, and NST staff are here to provide technical assistance and additional staff capacity.  For assistance, please contact the NST team at

2020 North State Together County Network Summit – Convene, Collaborate, Communicate

We are excited to announce the tentative agenda and registration link for the 2020 North State Together summit on March 16th.    Please register for this event so we can get an accurate picture of who will be in attendance.   Mileage and one night lodging will be provided for those traveling more than one hour to get here.  Please submit your reimbursement form for these expenses.


For the morning, we have listened to your feedback from last year’s summit survey and are providing morning county collaboration time.  Please send us your agenda items for the morning session to  If you would like to present something your county networks are doing during that time, we think that would be  a great addition to the morning session.

As part of our Lumina Talent Hub designation, we have partnered with Hattaway Communications to provide us with a great afternoon workshop for you and your county network team.

Summit Tentative Agenda:
8:30-9:00 Breakfast (Provided)
9:00-9:30 Welcome
9:30-12:00 County Collective Impact Team Networking Time (Please Send Agenda Items to
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00-4:30 Hattaway Communications:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Introducing Aspirational Communication
  • Crafting Your Shared Aspirational Narrative
  • Strategic Storytelling
  • Takeaway and Next Steps

Hattaway Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C., will host an Aspirational Communication Workshop in the afternoon of March 16. During this session, the Hattaway team will teach, through a series of fun exercises, communications tools and frameworks—such as a simple but powerful narrative framework—to create a shared authentic and aspirational narrative that unites the region’s message and will help strategically guide your communications work. Participants will leave the workshop with a narrative framework, an elevator speech, and a template to share strategic stories from your work with key audiences. To learn more about Aspirational Communication and its methodology, you can read this article that the firm’s president wrote for Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Registration is free but required.


Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

This training will benefit school administrators, educational data specialists, school counselors, and county network team members.

Shasta County Office of Education Professional Development Center | 2985 Innsbruck Drive | Redding, CA 96003
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

BREAKFAST 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Attendees will:
• Gain an understanding of the services of National Student Clearinghouse
• Learn about NSC participating colleges and universities
• Find out about NSC data gathering and NSC report structure
• Learn how to read high school reports and their possible uses to improve college readiness and going rates

To learn more about the morning session, please watch:

LUNCH 12:30-1:30


Attendees will:
• Learn about Race to Rigor, an intentional effort to increase students’ access and success in rigorous coursework including UC/CSU A-G completion, Advanced Placement(AP), Dual Enrollment (DE)
• Discover how to use Race to Rigor to ensure preparation and academic success in college
• Understand how this program will help with counseling support for elementary, middle and high school.

END BY 4:30 PM

Questions? Contact North State Together by email at

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