All Hands Raised Invited to First-Ever StriveTogether Expert Convening in Salt Lake City

Posted on July 9, 2014 in Press Releases


Salt Lake City – This week All Hands Raised is attending the first-ever StriveTogether Expert Convening to provide insight into collective impact and data-driven action. AHR joins the StriveTogether team and five other cradle-to-career sites to share our successes and hear about ways to move our outcomes for kids throughout Multnomah County.

Portland has consistently served as a model to not only use data to drive action overall, but also in having the courage to uncover and address issues related to equity,” StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson said. “Communities across the country have taken notice and learned so much from you.

AHR is one of six sites attending this event, as it is intended for the most advanced network partnerships. The agenda includes action-based conversations about policy initiatives, campaigns, school-based work and collaborative action. Discussions throughout the convening will ultimately help inform the StriveTogether curriculum for cradle to career partnerships across the country.

This convening is the first time in which StriveTogether is bringing together its most advanced cradle to career communities to explore the innovative ways in which partnerships are using data to drive action to improve student outcomes,” Cradle to Career Network Senior Director Jennifer Blatz said. “Unlike other convenings on collective impact, this one doesn’t focus on building the partnership or creating a shared vision, but instead focuses on what are the actual actions that move outcomes.

AHR will be meeting with leaders from: The P16Council of Greater Bexar County, Texas; Milwaukee Succeeds in Wisconsin; The Commit! Partnership in Dallas County, Texas; StrivePartnership in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky; and the E3 Alliance in Austin, Texas.

If you’d like to learn more about the discussion this week, join the conversation on Twitter by following @StriveTogether and #actionSLC.

Thank you to all of our partners and supporters for joining us and contributing to this challenging and game-changing work.