About SC2C

All youth succeed in education, career and life.

To collectively align community resources to ensure equity and excellence in education, for every child, from cradle to career.

Stamford Cradle to Career is a Collective Impact partnership with a solid and committed cross sector collaboration that is based on the nationally recognized StriveTogether Framework in creating a community-wide partnership. It is a road map to change and a new way for community stakeholders to work together. The overarching goal of Stamford Cradle to Career is to collectively align community resources to ensure that all youth succeed in education, career and life because successful children lead to a vibrant and thriving community. United Way of Western Connecticut is serving as the anchor and backbone entity providing management and fiscal support for the partnership.

 In response to the critical goal of ensuring that our youth become active and productive citizens of our community, we must impact outcomes in new ways.


The Stamford Cradle to Career partnership has identified six key outcome areas  to convene Community Action Networks (CANs) for intense focus with the goal of improvement. The key outcomes address school performance as wellas health and social emotional factors at each transitional milestone that impact success in school and beyond. To date, we have launched four CANs that address the following milestones:

CANs In Development

Action Plans

In order to effectively measure, identify effective practices, and align resources, we have designed and developed a detailed action plan process. The process and the related template were created in close  partnership with Stamford Public Schools and the  Superintendent’s team, and the process is consistently followed by all CANs. Each CAN is at a different stage of action plan completion, depending on the complexity of  the objectives and the available data.