33 episodes

Together for Change is brought to you by StriveTogether, a national movement with a clear purpose – helping every child succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. Join StriveTogether leaders as well as national and local partners who are working to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Together for Change is brought to you by StriveTogether, a national movement with a clear purpose – helping every child succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. Join StriveTogether leaders as well as national and local partners who are working to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.

    The Bold Vision of Our North Star

    The Bold Vision of Our North Star

    Welcome to Together for Together for Change, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of systems change and civic infrastructure.In this episode, we reflect on the Cradle to Career Network’s largest in-person gathering to date — the 2023 Cradle to Career Network Convening. We also look back at some of our favorite moments from recent episodes as we close out this season of the podcast.Learn more at StriveTogether.org.

    • 43 min
    The Case for Policy

    The Case for Policy

    Policy plays a critical role in the work of systems transformation. In this episode, we explore different approaches to policy work and show why it can be effective for achieving results at scale.Featured guests include: Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Chief Executive Officer of Up Partnership in San Antonio, Texas. Haley Simmons, Chief Public Policy Officer at Seeding Success in Memphis, Tennessee, and Stacy Schweikhart , Chief Executive Officer at Learn to Earn Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Learn more ...

    • 45 min
    Working at the Intersection of Different Systems with Civic Infrastructure

    Working at the Intersection of Different Systems with Civic Infrastructure

    Part of the work in transforming systems is understanding how different social systems intersect: education, housing, health, criminal justice, etc. On the flip side, there is a large cross section of social impact organizations who have different but overlapping approaches. In this episode, we’ll talk about the role civic infrastructure plays in building collaborative relationships where organizations can work toward a common vision. And, we’ll discuss how this approach can transcend interna...

    • 39 min
    Curing vs. Treating for Population Level Results

    Curing vs. Treating for Population Level Results

    When it comes to solving large problems and creating population-level results, the idea of treating urgent symptoms often seems in conflict with developing a cure. In this episode, we talk about a both/and approach in addressing issues to get “population level results.” And, we finally get consensus on what “population level results” means. Featuring Marian Urquilla, co-founder at the Center for Community Investment. Learn more at StriveTogether.org.

    • 40 min
    When Communities Focus on Kids Instead of Institutions

    When Communities Focus on Kids Instead of Institutions

    To achieve economic mobility for every child, we must organize systems around youth, not institutions. This is the fundamental shift network communities make as they change the way they work together. To achieve economic mobility for every child, we must organize systems around youth, not institutions. This isn’t just a talking point, it’s really taking a very different approach to the work of policy and developing relationships within a community. This episode features Richard Ray...

    • 28 min
    A Love Letter to Data

    A Love Letter to Data

    When people talk about evidence-based decision making, they’re really talking about data. Data can support good decision making about policies, the allocation of resources, and provide a real-time look at how solutions are faring. But how do we make decisions on what to measure? Why does StriveTogether love data so much? And, does the data love us back? This episode features Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute, and Ashwina Kirpalani-Vasanjee, vice president of insights ...

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

DougTash ,

The Storytellers of the Collective

This is a great podcast that highlights systems and outcomes work. I appreciate hearing stories from leaders in the field about how they are approaching the work and actively changing systems. Community to community you truly see why each story matters and how their work positively effects BIPOC youth.

mozinami ,

Together for change

Excited for this channel dedicated to hearing from leaders across the country sharing examples and stories of what’s happening as these organizations work to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes.

Josh@WS ,

Important content

These ladies are legends in the struggle to liberate communities of color and marginalized populations. Hope our future guess are just as diverse in their expertise and perspectives!

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