- Area(s) of Focus: Community Health & Civic Life, Economy, Education
- Key Indicator(s): Group Membership (% of adults 18 and over involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups), Violent Crime (per 100,000 population), Unemployment Rate (%), Poverty (% of population below poverty line), Preschool (% ages 3 and 4 in school), On-Time High School Graduation (% of freshmen who graduate in four years), Associates Degree or Higher (% of adults 25 and over)
- State(s): Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Promoted by community leaders in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, an effort was launched in 2006 to target a problem of being ‘program rich and system poor.’ This effort, The Strive Partnership, is contributing to improved student outcomes. These successes have been achieved after significant investments of time, talent, and treasure by cross sector community leaders committed prioritizing education for their region.