Community Transformation Council 2018

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Community leaders from across sectors gathered during Alamance Achieves’ annual Community Transformation Council meeting to discuss the state of education in Alamance County. Key speakers included Dr. Patrick Cronin, Dr. Bruce Benson, and Dr. John Stockwell. Presentations included a range of topics including the economic benefit of investing early in children, how ABSS uses data to move forward, and how we as a community can be involved in making change happen. 

There were also presentations about local initiatives in Alamance County aimed at improving education outcomes. Local kindergarten teacher, Melissa Blum, presented on Ready Freddy and Kenan Community Impact Fellows Bernadette Cooper and Daniela Ceron presented on Vroom. For more information on these programs as well as the community’s key takeaways from the event, check out our newsletter below! 

Summer Visit with SAM

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Earlier this summer, the Alamance Achieves Team visited Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM), a sister organization in the Strive Together network, to see what and how they are ensuring children in Spartanburg, South Carolina succeed from cradle to career.

Along with our staff, members from our Steering Committee and Kindergarten Readiness Network met with the SAM leadership team and learned about the ways in which they are engaging the larger Spartanburg community in improving outcomes around kindergarten readiness, school attendance, and high school graduation. They emphasized building trust with partners and using data as a flashlight and not a hammer. 

Check out our video below to learn more: https://youtu.be/OkqpcVyOvDM