- STRIVE NETWORK
When beginning to build a Cradle to Career Partnership, a community never starts from scratch. There are always resources in place that make getting started easier and sustaining the effort over the long-term more likely. Strive has developed a Site Readiness Assessment as a tool that a community can use to help uncover community assets and identify gaps that will need to be addressed in order to launch this challenging work.
Communities who wish to join the Network start by completing a Site Readiness Assessment and having a conversation about those assessment results with a Strive team member.
The Strive Site Readiness Assessment is currently undergoing revisions and enhancements as we transition to the Strive Theory of Action and Quality Benchmarks. Thank you for your patience as we continuously improve our process. We expect that the revised Site Readiness Assessment will be ready in mid-May 2013.
As we undergo this transition, we encourage communities who want to understand where they are in terms of building cradle to career civic infrastructure to visit the Interactive Theory of Action Tool http://strivenetwork.org/theory-of-action/exploring. Within this tool there are a set of guiding questions that can serve as a self-assessment for communities who want to better understand what assets they have in place and where they have gaps as it relates to building and sustaining civic infrastructure.