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Cradle to Career was founded on a simple idea: We can improve educational outcomes for every child, in every school, when we learn and make change together.

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The Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C) is a results-focused collaborative committed to ensuring that children and youth in Pima County have access to opportunities and resources to succeed not only in school, but in life. Convened by a backbone team anchored at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, C2C seeks to align organizations, institutions, and individuals to change systems so that every young person – no matter their race, ethnicity, zip code, or circumstance – is fully supported in an informed and equitable way.

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We are committed to sharing the ongoing work the Cradle to Career Partnership. Check out the latest updates from each of our Change Networks.

C2C Leadership Council Highlight: Dolores Durán-Cerda

Each month we are highlighting members of our Leadership Council and showcasing their dedication to our mission of preparing every child for success in school and life. This month, we are highlighting Leadership Council Co-Chair Dr. Dolores Durán-Cerda, the Provost...

C2C Leadership Council Highlight: Marc Cameron

Each month we are highlighting members of our Leadership Council and showcasing their dedication to our mission of preparing every child for success in school and life. This month, we are highlighting Leadership Council Co-Chair Marc Cameron, the Senior Vice President...

C2C Leadership Council Highlight: Doug Martin

Each month we are highlighting members of our Leadership Council and showcasing their dedication to our mission of preparing every child for success in school and life. This month, we are highlighting Leadership Council member Doug Martin, the President of Good News...

C2C Announces Two New Leadership Council Co-Chairs

The Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C), a results-focused collaborative anchored at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona committed to ensuring that children and youth in Pima County have access to opportunities and resources to succeed not only in school but in...

Collaboration and Community Outreach to Promote Youth Resource Platform

The Post-Secondary Change Networks and Youth on the Rise have been collaborating on community outreach efforts to promote the new Youth Resource Platform and the Post-Secondary resources that are available. This outreach is a part of C2C’s overall efforts to increase...

“Do You Hear Me Now?”: Opportunity Youth and Civic Engagement

Voting is often seen as one of the simplest forms of civic engagement and partaking in the voting process can encourage involvement in other forms. However, for many young people voting is viewed as a fruitless exercise. This apathy among young voters has historically...

Learnings and Connections from the StriveTogether Network Convening

Members of the Cradle to Career backbone team and Christopher Bonn and Matt Tarver-Wahlquist from the C2C Leadership Council had the opportunity to attend the 2022 StriveTogether Network Convening in Chicago, Illinois. The Convening took place between September 21 and...

C2C Announces the Launch of Youth Resource Platform

The Cradle-to-Career Partnership (C2C), anchored at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, today announced the launch of the Youth on the Rise Youth Resource Platform to support C2C’s mission of preparing every child in the community for success in school and...

C2C Releases Report on Post-Secondary Pathways in Community

Cradle to Career and the Post-Secondary Enrollment and Completion Change Networks are releasing “Post-Secondary Pathways: Learnings from the Community,” a summary of the major learnings on post-secondary pathways and barriers that exist in Tucson and Southern Arizona....

Pima Youth Vote is Helping to Turn Out the Vote

With the midterm elections just over two months away, the Pima Youth Vote initiative led by our United Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is working to help young people across our community learn more about voting and how to exercise their rights. Voter turnout for...

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