Why Cradle to Career Works

Collective Impact

Collective Impact

An innovative approach to making collaboration work across multiple sectors to achieve significant social change.
Success Indicators at Every Milestone

Success Indicators at Every Milestone

Based on students achieving specific academic and career readiness success indicators at each age and grade level.
Pillars of Support

Pillars of Support

Parents and families, educators, government, business and labor, and faith and community-based organizations act as pillars of support to children.

We envision a complete county that capitalizes on the diversity of its people, its geography, and its economy to create a broad range of choices for its residents in how they live, work, and play.

Below are several examples of collective impact work in San Bernardino County


F2B overcomes the barriers to equity access by offering a solution that is device agnostic, requires no Internet, and provides 100% bilingual resources. Districts can leverage the smartphones that families already own and provide content in families’ home language. This allows for a scalable citywide solution that rallies the entire community around early literacy. The comprehensive Footsteps2Brilliance curriculum contains thousands of interactive eBooks, songs, and games in English or Spanish. It has won numerous awards for using game-based methodology to engage students and inspire a love of learning.
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Alliance for Education

The Alliance for Education is a countywide network committed to working towards the common goal of producing an educated and skilled workforce. With the vision of preparing all SBC students from cradle to career, the Alliance for Education coordinates a county-wide effort to develop a work-based learning system in partnership with business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education and government. The Alliance network of SBC partnerships is working towards increasing the rate of successful entry into local careers that provide family-supporting wages for all SBC students. Its strategy is to integrate the world of work and the learning process by utilizing WBL systems that sufficiently serve every SBC student.
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Mountain Desert Economic Partnership (MDEP)

The Mountain Desert Economic Partnership is a collaborative, collective impact approach aiming to transform the economic landscape of the High Desert over the next 15 years. Consisting of industry, government, education, and community representatives, MDEP focuses on building a sustainable culture of high-quality, local employees surrounded by an engaging and attractive community.
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Uplift San Bernardino Partnership

Uplift San Bernardino’s goal is to build a generation of successful adults who are committed to growing roots in San Bernardino. The work of Uplift SB will improve access to local opportunities for our youth by aligning K16 pathways with local business & industry, incentivizing youth to pursue their future San Bernardino City, and helping them gain valuable experience through internships. In addition, our work strengthens our community by inspiring investments in developing our neighborhoods, improving safety, enhancing community pride, and creating opportunities for small businesses to thrive.
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Growing Inland Achievement (GIA)

GIA is a regional intermediary organization aimed at increasing postsecondary credential attainment, adding more qualified people to the workforce, and contributing to a thriving economy across the Inland Empire. GIA brings together leaders across K-20 education, civic, and business sectors to achieve educational and economic success. GIA's vision is that by 2035, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties will be widely recognized for their educated workforce, thriving communities, and vibrant economy that creates prosperity for all.
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