Culture, Systems and Structures - Creating a Pathway for Success
Imagine mobilizing an entire community to develop the culture, systems and structures essential to supporting every child’s success from early childhood to college graduation. Imagine having the ability to strengthen, align and streamline a community’s resources and services so that all elements are working in tandem toward that goal.
Our Approach to Culture, Systems and Structures
We work closely with your community leaders to help you build the cross-sector collaborative structures and alignment strategies that bulldoze silos, build trust and cultivate a culture where postsecondary education for every student is both expected and supported across the community.
Elements of Our Approach to Culture, Systems and Structures
Facilitate Cross-Sector Collaboration
We help you build a high-performing collaborative structure across a range of sectors – including local government, the school district, parents, students, foundations and other non-profit organizations, local businesses, faith-based organizations and local higher education institutions – to realize the power of the community to drive long-term change.
We do significant work with you to set a plan for how best to create meaning from our findings and to facilitate conversations that can help set key priorities.
Develop Your Team
At the same time, we provide workshops, training and professional development opportunities to ensure that all those involved are equipped to work collaboratively.
Throughout the entire engagement, we make available intensive staff training to build trust, foster collegiality and ensure open lines of communication between all groups. We also work with you to engage with families in the community to build confidence in the new civic infrastructure and to cultivate the feeling that we’re all in this together.
Based on our analytics, we help you develop a six-year fiscal pro forma plan that lays out how the community can afford to scale and sustainably fund academic, social, and health support programs, among other priorities. The plan also includes a fundraising campaign for the scholarship incentive.
We work with you to develop messaging and communications materials for outreach to residents, stakeholders and media, so everyone is clear on a path forward.
Postsecondary Planning System (PPS)
The Postsecondary Planning System (PPS) is a state-of-the-art software program that allows for the creation of individualized student growth plans that measure each student’s progress along the pathway to postsecondary completion. Using data and survey inputs from stakeholders, we develop a localized PPS for your schools. The system will empower you community to create individualized student growth plans; match students will appropriate interests and support services; and support students progress against key milestones. The PPS is a software system that enables us to assess progress across the community in real-time – and to use data as a flashlight.