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Large-scale social change requires broad coordination across the social sector. Regrettably, reform in the social sector often focuses on the isolated intervention of individual groups. Early childhood education is no exception, even though it is an important component of a child’s future educational success and social mobility. We study the Strive Partnership in Cincinnati, OH as a successful example of a collective impact initiative in the educational field. By analyzing their work to bring together various organizations to address early childhood literacy, we can identify organizations in Hartford that will be the most effective partners to carry out similar work locally. Understanding how collaborative efforts are positively affecting early childhood education in Hartford will help to close the achievement gap and improve social mobility.


Community Partner: Achieve Hartford!