Approach and Accountability

Our Approach

Guided by Collaborative Action
Our work is rooted in the power of collaboration and an intense focus on cross-sector partnerships that leads to evidence-based action. Collaboration is the catalyst in moving our agenda forward with increased community capacity. Collaboration is dynamic and ever changing as it moves our work forward. We are not afraid to change what isn’t working.

Driven by DataPlan,DoStudy,Act
The Stamford Cradle to Career partnership is committed to data-driven decision making. Our approach for a continuous improvement strategy directs us to collect and analyze data to inform our planning. We work to create consistencies across our partnership by selecting and measuring agreed upon outcomes areas and related indicator measures.

We are working with researchers and data experts to assist us in determining the most productive and meaningful approach to data driven decision making.

Our Accountability Structure

Community Action Network: Small workgroups focused around each outcome area.

Implementation Team: Co-Chairs of each Community Action Network and Stamford Cradle to Career staff who guide the day to day direction of the partnership.

Community Council: Members of the partnership representing all components of the accountability structure from government, businesses, universities, CBOs/nonprofits, philanthropies who serve as advisors to the project.

Community Task Force: Group of leaders who meet regularly to address community-wide issues and contextual indicators linked to our work.

Advisory Board: Top level community leadership who provide strategic advice and support for the work.

Executive Team: Cross-sector of leaders who make funding and management decisions.

Backbone Management Team: Stamford Cradle to Career staff responsible for day to day operational support.

Data Network: Group of leaders charged with reviewing outcome indicators, related measures and data points.

Communication Network: Group of leaders charged with the development of communication and marketing strategies to engage multiple audiences.

Investors Network: Businesses and foundations willing to financially sustain the work over multiple years.