Lofty Aspirations, Because Our Kids Matter

mission-mainThe mission of the Cradle to Career Partnership of Fresno County is to strengthen educational and community support systems through collaboration and build the capacity for all children and families to achieve success.

Immediate Goals

For the next three years, the C2C Partnership has identified these goals (derived from eight overall outcome areas being addressed):

  • Kindergarten readiness will increase by 10 percentage points each year.
  • Third grade reading proficiency will increase by 10 percentage points each year.
  • High school graduation will be 100% county-wide by 2020.

Outcome Areas

These outcome areas influence decision-making, policy changes and use of resources.

  • Preconception – age 3 are thriving
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Third grade reading and math proficiency
  • Middle School (5th and 8th) reading and math proficiency
  • High school graduation, ready for success
  • Post-secondary enrollment and completion
  • Health, which is involved in all of the above areas


Convening Outcome Partners

Linda Gleason
Managing Director
The Children’s Movement

Sue Kincaid
Department of Public Health, Executive Director
Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership

Eric Johnson
Fresno Compact/Lumina (Higher Education)

Emilia Reyes
First 5 Fresno County
Birth to Third Grade Challenge

Deanna Mathies
Fresno Unified School District
Early Learning
Start Smart Start Strong

Sandra Herrera Flores
Pre-Term Birth Initiative

Lilith Assadourian
First 5 Fresno County
Models of Care Policy Oversight Committee (MOCPOC)

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