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P16Plus Recognized for Collective Impact Efforts

P16Plus Recognized for Collective Impact Efforts

National network validates regional backbone organization for “sustaining” efforts to support students from cradle to career.

P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County (P16Plus) has been officially designated as a “Sustaining Member” of the national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network for its focus on improving student outcomes using collective impact. The national designation endorses P16Plus as a backbone organization supporting a shared community education vision while using data to drive decision-making. P16Plus builds on existing resources from across the community and uses data to identify and highlight what really works.

P16Plus has more than 100 strategic network partners working together to implement a common education agenda to improve outcomes in Bexar County. Partners include 15 public independent school districts, 11 higher education institutions, non-profits, government partners, businesses, and philanthropic institutions. P16Plus serves as the backbone organization and facilitator for partners. The partners collectively generate excellent student outcomes by identifying and implementing evidence-based interventions from cradle to career. The organization operates using the StriveTogether collective impact framework that calls for community partners to make data-driven decisions and to tackle common community challenges together.

“Bexar County is fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated educators who are all about a quality education for all of our children, and we’re very proud of the advances P16Plus has made, working together with our community partners,” said Maj. Gen. Josue Robles, Jr., P16Plus Board Chairman and USAA President and CEO.  Dr. Shari Albright, Chairman of the Trinity University Department of Education stated, “We are committed to this continuous work in education which is producing measurable changes in our community.”

Learn more about StriveTogether.