Collective Impact

Together, we can accomplish more for children and youth than by working independently. To this end, we utilize a Collective Impact model in which stakeholders from different sectors have made a long-term commitment to support comprehensive solutions to complex issues through structured collaboration. Service providers, policy makers, funders, and community leaders are building upon the success of individual organizations to collectively improve education and health outcomes for Baltimore City's youth while also creating broader, sustainable impact.

The concept of collective impact was first articulated in the 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article Collective Impact, written by John Kania, Managing Director at FSG, and Mark Kramer, Kennedy School at Harvard and Co-founder FSG.

This is not just about adding up the sum total of our independent work, it's about acting together in new and powerful ways to achieve large-scale, systemic change.

Baltimore's Promise convenes a wide range of partners via our work groups and related action teams to identify new strategic solutions towards our goals. The Baltimore's Promise partnership is led by a Board of Directors and convened by Staff who serve as a neutral backbone entity to coordinate efforts.

Baltimore's Promise is a member of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, a national network of communities working to improve education success for every child through a data-driven, quality collective impact approach. Connected by their work on the ground, StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network members are committed to sharing knowledge, building upon what works and driving action to improve key outcomes along every child’s path to education success.

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