Fresno C2C Indicators and the Life Course Framework

Where we end up can be predicted by how we started and what happened along the way. The diagram below illustrates a path in life that will take a child to stable employment and a positive net worth. It also shows the ways that this journey can get derailed. In the On Track section the green dots represent critical outcomes that research shows will lead a child toward a life of well-being. A child who is On Track has a good chance to reach their personal dreams, goals and potential and become a productive contributor to our local economy. The Off Track section illustrated with red dots illustrates what research has shown can disrupt a positive path to economic mobility.

The north star goal for Fresno C2C is the consistent and meaningful improvement of eleven health and education outcomes for all of the children in Fresno County. These eleven indicators are milestones on the journey to a life of well-being.

Life Course Framework and Indicators Diagram


Creating the enabling conditions for community-wide improvement is fundamental to the work of C2C:

  • Trust
  • Right people working to solve the right problem
  • Measuring what matters
  • Identifying what is already working
  • Testing ideas through an improvement process
  • Allocating and aligning resources

Connecting Our Conversations

Families, neighborhoods, schools, and public/private services all contribute to a child’s success from pre-conception to career. We need to take a three hundred sixty-degree view of our children. As an example, 15% of the students (13,000 children) enrolled in Fresno Unified School District live in Fresno Housing Authority public housing. Because all of the systems that touch children and families are interrelated, we need to ask and answer questions across sectors:

  • What do we know about what is working?
  • How can we do more of what works and less of what does not?
  • How can we better align existing resources?
  • What do we have that we aren’t using?



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