January 20, 2017
I have GREAT news to share!
Milwaukee Succeeds was selected for the 2016 StriveTogether Accelerator Fund, after a competitive application process. We are one of five communities chosen this year, along with the six communities chosen for the first round in 2015, to receive support from a $12 million investment fund.
StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson said, “The Accelerator Fund is designed to help communities reach education goals faster while building the strength of partnerships to accelerate their progress over the long term.
We believe these five communities will identify and spread practices that achieve results, particularly for the most vulnerable children, and capture lessons that will advance other collective impact partnerships across the country.”
The five new Accelerator Fund partnerships are:
• Every Hand Joined (Red Wing, Minn.)/Northfield Promise (Northfield, Minn.)
• Milwaukee Succeeds (Milwaukee, Wis.)
• Raise DC (Washington, D.C.)
• Road Map Project (South King County and Seattle, Wash.)
• Spartanburg Academic Movement (Spartanburg, S.C.)
As part of the fund, each community will receive StriveTogether strategic assistance and capability-building activities, such as advanced coaching and support in continuous improvement methods, data use and results-based leadership.