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Focus Area: Education

Helping individuals achieve their potential through education.


Education is a valued partnership between households, schools and non-school providers where individuals succeed in each of the following goals.


Early Childhood Development (Birth through 5 years old)
Children’s health, physical, social, emotional, intellectual, language, and literacy development skills are supported and developed to lay a strong foundation for a successful life.


Improve access to quality, affordable child care.

Possible indicator:
% of reduction of cost of childcare for working families.

Improve access to early learning opportunities.

Possible indicator:
% of children entering kindergarten with age appropriate skills.

Improve family engagement towards positive early childhood development.

Possible indicator:
# of students successful in school


School Readiness & Success
Students successfully transition through school gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities they need for success.


Reduce the achievement gap.

Possible indicator:
% of minority students earning at least a passing score on Common Core testing.

Providing quality after-school programs for at-risk youth.

Possible indicator:
# of students involved in afterschool activities.

Provide students and families with access to system of wraparound supports such as physical wellness, etc.

Possible indicators:
# of students enrolled in mentorship programs.
% change in student attendance.


Post-High School Graduation Preparation & Career Readiness
Students graduate high school on time prepared for post-secondary education and/or training, work, and life.


Partner with schools and families to improve graduation rates.

Possible indicators:
% of students who graduate high school on-time.
% of students who obtain associates degree or equivalent technical training.
% of 19-24 year olds who are working or in school.

Partner with stakeholders to provide opportunities to prepare students for careers and the workplace.

Possible indicators:
% of 18-24 year olds employed, in training or attending a post-secondary program.
% of 16-18 year olds not in school.
% of 16-18 year olds participating in internship/apprenticeship opportunities.