Attending National Conference to “Rise Up” for Every Student

StriveTogether National Convening to draw attendees from around country

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) will rise up for students in Summit County during a national convening Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in Memphis, Tennessee. Continuing the partnership’s work to help all students in Summit County, SEI staff will join 400 community leaders from across the country for the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening, “Rise Up: Education Excellence for Every Child.”

strive together conferenceThroughout the Convening, SEI will not only be inspired to continue work throughout the community, but also share and learn from other partnerships throughout the country. The StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network brings together cross-sector leaders who are committed to improving education outcomes for kids. Representing more than 68 community partnerships in 32 states and Washington, D.C., attendees at the sold-out event will share their work to unite communities around shared goals, measures and results in education. SEI works to improve education for students throughout Summit County, bringing together more than 100 partners.

“These Cradle to Career Network members rise up for students in their local communities every day,” StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson said. “Our seventh-annual Cradle to Career Convening will give SEI staff an opportunity to re-commit to their work while learning concrete action steps to further their efforts in Summit County.” During the Convening, attendees will attend sessions around engaging diverse audiences, sustaining change, moving outcomes, closing achievement gaps and eliminating barriers for students, and building a culture of continuous improvement.


About StriveTogether

StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks, works with communities nationwide to help them create a civic infrastructure that unites stakeholders around shared goals, measures and results in education, supporting the success of every child, cradle to career. Communities implementing the StriveTogether framework have seen dramatic improvements in kindergarten readiness, standardized test results and college retention. For more information about StriveTogether, visit