We operate in an environment that is increasingly
volatile, complex, and uncertain. We need new
approaches to growth and sustainability that
embrace these dynamics. Strategic plans need
to be more flexible and responsive.
We need to connect and align quality programs that are
individually producing strong results. This approach to
partnership leads to a more seamless pipeline of opportunities
for kids and is the key to achieving population-level impact.
We need to spend more on what works and less on
what doesn’t. As much as we celebrate “best practices,”
we should understand why things aren’t working and stop
doing them. We can save money in the long run by spending
more on early intervention and prevention.
There is no shortage of quality programs that
can produce results. We should focus more on
replicating and scaling things that work based
on evidence, experience, and common sense.
Programs operating at scale need to begin
achieving impact at scale.
For too long, policies have perpetuated the
status quo in our schools and communities.
While we want all of our children to be
successful, we often don’t provide the
opportunities necessary to help ensure