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  • 1. Mobilizing for Collective Impact: A Survival Strategy for Our CitiesPresented byDr. James L. ApplegateVice President, Lumina Foundation
  • 2. Goal 2025 To increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-qualitycollege credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
  • 3. How Will the U.S. Get There? One ScenarioImproved high school graduation and college going 3,631,000Improved public college completion rates 5,314,629Adults, first time in college 1,531,371Returning adults (some college no degree) 7,241,956High-value certificates 6,689,022Total additional degrees by 2025: 24,407,978
  • 4. The Road to Reaching Goal 2025 RunsThrough our Cities 2010 U.S. Population 66% in Top 100 Metros 37.4% in Top 20 Metros
  • 5. How Will Your City Get There?
  • 6. To Succeed Our Cities Must Mobilize for Collective Impact1. Sense of urgency2. Multi-sector cadre of champions3. A common agenda4. Shared measurement and accountability5. Aligned activities-a joint plan of action6. Continuous communication and rules of engagement to build trust7. A backbone organization
  • 7. Creating a Sense of Urgency
  • 8. Korea 62 60 58 US states 25 to 34 year olds 56 Canada/Japan Massachusetts 54 A Global Sense of 52 Urgency 50 Minnesota New York 48 Ireland North Dakota/Iowa/Connecticut Norway/New Zealand New Jersey 46 Maryland United Kingdom/Australia New Hampshire/Nebraska 44 LuxembourgSouth Dakota/Illinois/Pennsylvania/Vermont France/Israel Virginia/Kansas/Rhode Island 42 Belgium/United States Colorado Sweden Wisconsin/Washington/Hawaii 40 Netherlands/Switzerland Finland Utah/Ohio 38 Spain Missouri/Montana Estonia/Denmark Indiana/CA/DE/NC/MI/ID 36 Iceland Florida/Oregon/South Carolina/Maine Poland/Chile Wyoming/Georgia 34 Mississippi/Alabama 32 KY/TN/OK/AZ/AK/TX New Mexico 30 Slovenia Nevada Greece Louisiana/West Virginia 28 Arkansas 26 Germany Hungary 24 22
  • 9. A New Urgency--Post Recession
  • 10. An Urgency Bred of Income Inequality’s Threat to Our Civic Infrastructure
  • 11. An Urgent Need for Public Revenue
  • 12. Convene a Cadre of ChampionsThe Big Multi-Sector TableBusinessPoliticalEducationalPhilanthropicCommunity-basedAdvocacyFaith-based
  • 13. Develop a Common Agenda inPartnership With KeyStakeholders A shared vision for change…a common goal and understanding of the problem... a joint approach to solving it that produces emergent solutions-NOT a commitment to a predetermined solution
  • 14. A Common Agenda Focused OnCulture Change1. Values-Based Change of Policies and Practices2. Data Driven Definition of Key Issues and Gaps3. Asset Based4. Systemic vs. “Islands of Excellence”5. Fueled by Commitment and Curiosity
  • 15. A Common Agenda Focused OnCollege Access and Success Participation Attainment Completion
  • 16. A Common Agenda Focused On 21st Century StudentsOf the 17.6M undergrads now enrolled 75% are juggling work, family, and school
  • 17. A Common Agenda Focused on Adults
  • 18. A Common Agenda Focused on Equity
  • 19. A Common Agenda Focused on Income Gaps B.A. Rate by Age 24 (2010) Young People from Highest Income 79% Quartile Young People from Lowest Income 11% QuartileSource: Postsecondary Education Opportunity, “Bachelor’s Degree Attainment by Age 24 by Family Income Quartiles, 1970 to 2008.
  • 20. What Grows from Commitment to A Common Agenda? 1. Shared Metrics Defining Success 2. An Engaged Community and Greater Public Will 3. A Joint Plan of Action 4. A “Backbone Organization” 5. Commitment to Common Processes, Continuous Communication, and the DevelopmentSource: of Trust.
  • 21. It Takes A Village: Common Purpose /Aligned ActionLumina As A Partner Will1. Dramatically expand our partner cities2. Stimulate urgency3. Promote champions4. Provide targeted support for collective impact implementation5. Support aligned technical assistance6. Create communities of practice
  • 22. Mobilizing for Impact on OurPeople, Our Economy, OurDemocracy, Our Cities