Raise DC: A Collective Call to Action

Raise DC is a cross-sector partnership of local stakeholders formed to promote a culture shift from competition over Washington, DC, resources to collaboration, in providing every youth with opportunities to succeed from cradle to career. We make our collective impact by:

  • Using data as a flashlight
  • Identifying effective practices
  • Aligning community resources to fill gaps and spread what works

All participants have a shared vision for change, as well as a common understanding of the problem and how they will work to collectively solve it.

 

Raise DC's work focuses on OUR HIGH-LEVEL GOALS:

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

RECONNECTION TO SCHOOL/WORK

RECONNECTION TO SCHOOL/WORK

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

POSTSECONDARY COMPLETION

POSTSECONDARY COMPLETION

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

CAREER PREPAREDNESS

CAREER PREPAREDNESS


Raise DC’s Progress Report highlights changes in cradle-to-career core and contributing indicators. Indicators are the way to measure whether DC’s children and youth are on track to reach Raise DC’s high-level goals. Tracking the same indicators as the baseline report card and continuing to gather data year over year allows Raise DC to guide its work, identify gaps, measure improvements, and unite the community around a set of common goals.