United Way of Salt Lake was proud to host Jeff Edmondson and Colin Groth of the Strive Network for a series of events in Salt Lake during the last week of March. The work of Strive was featured in the original article on “Collective Impact” published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Since that time, Strive has become the nationally recognized example of using the principles of Collective Impact to build the cradle-to-career civic infrastructure necessary for every child to succeed, every step of the way.
In meetings with UWSL Board members, Changing the Odds Campaign Founding Council members, and community partners (as well as an in-depth interview with Doug Wright on KSL Radio), Jeff and Colin recognized UWSL for the effectiveness of our work locally, and helped build support for the continued development of the regional leadership structures necessary for our partnerships to deliver on the visionary promise of academic success for every child.
UWSL will be joining Strive in a joint project with United Way Worldwide to provide support and coaching to other United Ways that are working to develop cradle-to-career collective impact initiatives. We are proud to be a member of the Strive Network – and appreciate the support of Questar, Salt Lake Community College, and John Milliken in making the Strive visit a success.