Mobilizing Communities

IMPROEd NW logoVING NORTHWEST EDUCATION THROUGH COLLECTIVE IMPACT…

Over the past decade, Northwest communities from Anchorage, Alaska, to Central Oregon, and from Seattle, Washington, to Idaho’s Treasure Valley have embarked on an exciting new journey to revitalize their economic and civic fortunes by improving the educational outcomes and long-term success of students and families. These communities are embracing an approach known as collective impact, an innovative way to comprehensively address complex challenges in public health, economic development, environmental issues, and education. Through collective impact, communities are prioritizing resources, engaging new stakeholders, and developing collaborative solutions to educational and social concerns. Collective impact holds tremendous potential for advancing educational and community outcomes. As collective impact efforts gain traction across the region, Education Northwest is capturing lessons learned and identifying ongoing areas of need, so that we and other partners can best support these initiatives with students, families, and communities.

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