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Systems Change Designation

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Cradle to Career Partnership Designated “Systems Change” Member in StriveTogether Network  Tucson, Ariz. (February 13, 2024) – At an event held today at the University of Arizona’s College of Education, the Cradle to Career...

Leadership Council Connecting our Community

Your fridge is our priority!  Leadership Council Member Chris Edwards of Tucson Appliance connects Sharon O’Brien of Literacy Connects with a needed appliance Sometimes amazing things happen from chance conversations. One of our goals at Cradle to Career is to help...

C2C Attends Aspen Opportunity Youth Forum Convening

Cradle to Career Program Manager and Isaiah Francisco, the Healthy Masculinity Coordinator at Goodwill METRO REC both represented Youth on the Rise at the Aspen Opportunity Youth Forum Spring Convening from May 22-24th in Austin, Texas. The Aspen Opportunity Youth...

Data from Leaders in Literacy Illustrates Program’s Impact

The Cradle to Career Partnership concluded another successful year of Leaders in Literacy program with three partner school districts: Marana Unified, Tucson Unified, and Sahuarita Unified. Early school and participant data shows the huge impact that the expansion of...

C2C Celebrates the End of the School Year with Marana Early Grade Literacy Teams

On May 8th the Cradle to Career Partnership welcomed educators from the Marana Unified School District (MUSD) to celebrate the end of the school year and the achievements of these early grade reading teachers. Thirty educators were in attendance for the event and were...

Check Out Photos from the Goodwill REC Opening

On April 28th, the Cradle to Career Partnership and United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona joined our partners from Goodwill of Southern Arizona to celebrate the opening of a new Re-Engagement Center on Tucson's East Side. At the event, United Way's President and...

United Way Donates $200,000 to Goodwill Metro for Youth Reengagement Centers

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona announced today that it will donate $200,000 to Goodwill Metro of Southern Arizona over the next two years for the expansion of their Youth Reengagement Centers (RECs) with two new sites in Tucson.  Currently, Goodwill offers...

C2C Attends National Youth Employment Coalition Forum

Cradle to Career’s Caroline Lewis attended the National Youth Employment Coalition’s 2023 Annual Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, taking place from April 4-7. The forum brings together youth leaders, practitioners, and policymakers from across the United States who are...

United Way’s Young Leaders United Supports Opportunity Youth

As the anchor organization for Cradle to Career, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona supports our work in a number of ways. Whether they are helping community members and organizations learn more about C2C, showcasing the success of our partnership at events, or...

Measure What Matters: An Introduction to Our Community Data Dashboard

Our partnership tracks data that shows where our children and young people are on eight community-wide indicators, and we provided up to date access to this data on our Data Dashboard. This data is important to track not because it shows that our children are failing...

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