DATE:             October 4, 2019
RELEASE:      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North State Together Receives $8.1M Grant from McConnell Foundation

REDDING, CA  –  North State Together, a 3-year initiative launched in November 2016 between Shasta College and the McConnell Foundation, just received an 8-year, 8.1 million dollar grant from the McConnell Foundation. The grant renewal will allow North State Together to continue developing “Cradle to Career” partnerships designed to improve educational success for every child in Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta and Tehama counties.

North State Together, in partnership with the McConnell Foundation, works to bring local leaders from education, business, philanthropic, nonprofit, civic, and faith communities together to increase educational opportunities and success for all grade levels in the North State. North State Together is unique in its data-driven, collective impact approach directed towards overall economic and community health in the 5-county area.

Upon receiving word of the grant renewal, Kevin O’Rorke, CEO of North State Together, had this to say, “We are incredibly fortunate to have a visionary partner like the McConnell Foundation without whom the success of our initial efforts would not have been possible. Going forward this grant both celebrates the great work these partner collaboratives have begun and recognizes the value that comes from providing educational options for all students in our communities.”

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North State Together’s Backbone Team