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Northfield Promise

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Rachael Stets

on 28 August 2013

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Transcript of Northfield Promise


is a
collective impact
initiative aimed at strategically
a l i g n i n g
collective impact:
common agenda
shared measurement
continuous communication
backbone organization
mutually reinforcing activities
...but why Northfield?
Why now?
achievement gap
Over the last 5 years, Northfield's Hispanic youth have
trailed their Northfield peers in
and in
math proficiency
connection gap
Northfield teens report they
don’t take part in any activities that
involve adults as leaders or coaches.
completion gap
5 in 10
NHS graduates go on to earn an
associates or bachelor's degree
within 6 years of graduation.
Supp rt
our children, cradle to career, ensuring they are prepared and cared for along the continuum of their growth and education.
and track benchmarks that monitor academic, socio-emotional and physical well-being.
a long-term partnership as a community aimed at achieving transformative improvement through a coordinated and prioritized approach.
Every child’s family will be connected to the community during the early childhood years.
Every child will be ready for kindergarten.
Every child will be at grade level in reading and math by the end of 3rd grade.
Every child will exhibit social and emotional well-being in elementary school.
Every child will be at grade level in reading and math by the end of 6th grade.
Every child will have a connection with a caring adult beyond his/her parents as he/she transitions to middle school.
Every youth will have interests, goals and a vision for the future by the end of 8th grade.
Every youth will exhibit physical well being in high school.
Every youth will report feeling connected and engaged in his/her high school and community.
Every youth will graduate from high school in 4 years with a plan to reach his/her full potential.
a diverse group of stakeholders
to achieve a set of shared
community level
community driven
non academic
ready to launch
in development
Northfield Promise operates with:

(Northfield Public Schools data)
(National Student Clearinghouse)
Data Team
individuals with expertise in evaluation and data analysis
determine best methods to measure and track benchmarks
assist in annual compilation and synthesis of data
Action Teams
individuals and/or institutions committed to focus area
broad, diverse, and highly inclusive
develop plan to accomplish 1-2 benchmarks
Backbone Organization
Northfield Healthy Initiative (HCI)
organizational support
writing grants, securing resources
implements action plans
coordinates communication
manages data tracking
Steering Committee
community members, HCI board members, chairs of action teams
oversees day to day efforts
recruits members
facilitates communication between Council of Champions and action teams
Council of Champions
leaders of community's largest institutions
meets quarterly
use 'organizational muscle' to access resources
actualize plans developed by action teams
& conveners
leg work
For more information or to get involved, visit:
If you want to go fast, go alone.
reading proficiency
If you want to go far, go together.
1 in 10
1 in 5
Northfield teens report they do
not feel connected to their school.
(2012 Northfield Student Survey)
Building a culture of of shared accountability among community partners to ensure all our children achieve their full potential.
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