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by R.T. Rybak on Sep 16, 2016

Mayors and Schools: Holding the Agenda, Together 

R.T. Rybak reflects on his work in Minneapolis, first as mayor and later as head of a collective impact table focusing on youth.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 20, 2017

#BensTake: How Employers and Educators Can Adapt to Changing Workforce Needs 

The status quo in education and workforce training will not meet the needs of the changing economy. We have to ensure these systems provide Americans with opportunities to develop the skills to thriv…

Blog Post Patrick McCarthy on Nov 30, 2016

Connecting Our Youths to Our Collective Future 

To ensure that all young people become productive adults, we need to actively seek out, identify and confront policies and behaviors that – intentionally or not – sideline youth of color from pathway…

Blog Post Jill Nishi on Nov 30, 2016

Opening the Bridge to Opportunity through Education 

Our work to date has taught us the imperative of deep and deliberate engagement with educators—particularly teachers—but also parents and communities, as full partners in achieving our shared goals o…

Resource on Sep 27, 2016

Closing the Gaps: Full Compendium of Essays 

This Compendium of essays, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, highlights ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial opportunity gaps

Blog Post Dr. Michael Lomax on Nov 30, 2016

Connecting Students of Color to 21st Century Job Market Demands  

Public schools are no longer legally segregated, but de facto segregation—segregation caused by housing patterns—is greater today than it was a half century ago, and research shows that schools with …

Blog Post Nancy Zimpher on Nov 30, 2016

The State University of New York: Executing Change to Drive Collective Impact 

Driven by our core mission to provide every New Yorker with the opportunity for a world-class higher education, we at SUNY have taken on a challenge. We have committed to becoming the change leader N…

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As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom 

Blog Post Robert DelCampo on Nov 10, 2016

2 + 1 + 2 = A Pipeline for Education  

A new hope has emerged in Albuquerque on increasing college completion rates and providing opportunities for low-income students

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Jun 7, 2016

Mayors and Schools: Kansas City Charisma 

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak takes the Mayors and Schools Field Trip to Kansas City.

Blog Post Thomas Zembowicz on Apr 26, 2016

Visualizing America's Student Debt Problem 

A new data visualization tool created by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth sheds light on the geographic patterns of student debt in the United States.

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R.T. Rybak 

R.T. Rybak served as Mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2013, and is currently President of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Apr 20, 2016

Mayors and Schools in the Nation's Capital 

The past three D.C. mayors have sustained a surprising commitment to school reform.

Resource on Oct 30, 2014

Talent Dividend: Final Rankings 

This resource illustrates the final rankings for cities participating in the Talent dividend competition based on this data.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Mar 8, 2016

Mayors and Schools in Boston: Why Get Involved? 

The Mayors and Schools Field Trip heads to Boston.

Blog Post Nancy Zimpher on Feb 11, 2016

Want to Achieve Collective Impact? Accept That There Is an “I” in Team 

In order to achieve impact at scale, it will come down to individuals changing their behavior to achieve a community-level goal.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Jan 13, 2016

Mayors and Schools in Oakland: Doubling Down on Partnerships 

In this latest installment in the Mayors and Schools Field Trip, R.T. Rybak sits down with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jan 11, 2016

From Gun Control to Millennial Moms: #GoodReads from Living Cities 

A weekly round-up of reading recommendations to kick-off 2016!

Resource on Oct 29, 2014

Talent Dividend Final Report 

An overview and insights from the National Talent Dividend $1 Million Prize Competition, awarded for the greatest proportionate increase in the number of post-secondary degrees over a four-year period.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Dec 17, 2015

Mayors and Schools in San Francisco: A Tale of Two Mayors 

Mayor Rybak takes the Mayors and Schools Field Trip to San Francisco, a city where there has been an unusual degree of continuity on school and youth policy between the administrations.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Nov 24, 2015

Mayors and Schools: The Louisville Handshake 

In this latest installment of the Mayors and Schools Field Trip, Mayor Rybak heads to Louisville, where Mayor Greg Fisher developed a compact with the superintendent of schools to ensure mutual accou…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Kaci Roach on Nov 16, 2015

How to Get All Students on a Path to Self-Sufficiency 

The Prepare Learning Circle in the StriveTogether Network developed an outcome recommendation for collective impact collaborative initiatives. This blog has four lessons from their journey.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Nov 13, 2015

One Female Veteran's Experience: And Other #Goodreads About the State of Americ… 

This special "Veteran's Day" edition highlights the current state of our nation’s veterans, and notable work to improve outcomes for those who have served.