SC2C Designated as a “Systems Change” Cradle to Career Network Member



In recognition of its impact on the lives of youth across Stamford, StriveTogether designated Stamford Cradle to Career as a “Systems Change” Cradle to Career Network member. This designation is reserved for community partnerships that are shifting policies, practices, resources, and power structures to advance equitable outcomes for youth and families of color and those experiencing poverty.

Stamford Cradle to Career is part of a national movement to help every child succeed in school and in life, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network is closing gaps and creating opportunities across education, health, housing and more. Stamford Cradle to Career is demonstrating clear evidence that Stamford is changing these systems to advance equity and improve results.

“I’m thrilled to announce Stamford as our most recent community to prove it’s making a measurable difference for every child,” StriveTogether President and CEO Jennifer Blatz said. “Stamford Cradle to Career is a catalyst for change in the City of Stamford. Their work connects partners across the community and provides the data necessary to better support kids and families. Reaching the Systems Change milestone is a key step toward putting more young people on the path to economic mobility.”

Earning the Systems Change designation is a significant milestone, indicating a higher level of integration and impact in the community. To achieve this designation, Stamford Cradle to Career demonstrated its expertise in facilitating data use, implementing targeted supports such as Bridge to College, and engaging family members as critical partners.


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