We are pleased to announce the continuation of North State Together, which brings cross-sector leaders together to increase educational opportunities and success in the North State.
North State Together was established in 2016 as a regional collective partnership funded by a $2.5 million dollar grant awarded by The McConnell Foundation. As a result of the progress that has been made in the region, North State Together was awarded a grant renewal by The McConnell Foundation. The renewal grant is $8.1 million dollars over eight years and is, to my knowledge, the largest grant Shasta College has ever received. The grant allows us to continue to develop our regional “Cradle to Career” partnerships, where leaders from education, business, philanthropic, nonprofit, civic, and faith communities join together to improve educational success for every child through a data-driven, collective impact approach.
North State Together will continue to provide direct resources and data and research support to the five county collaboratives: Reach Higher Shasta, Expect More Tehama, Advancing Modoc Youth, Trinity Together Cradle to Career Partnership, and Cradle to Careers for Siskiyou. Three of these collaboratives have been recently formed while two have been around for a longer period of time. North State Together will support these partnerships with the goal to increase positive educational outcomes at all levels with ultimate impacts on the overall health and economic well-being of our communities.
Dr. Wyse, Superintendent/President of Shasta College, wishes to thank the North State Together team for their hard work in promoting Shasta College and their steadfast commitment to community needs in the five county region. This is a great example of growing our impact in the North State and reaching our vision.