No single organization can create large scale, lasting social change alone. Collective impact is how we work together.
In order to create lasting solutions to big social problems, organizations — including those in government, civil society and the business sector — need to coordinate their efforts and work together around a clearly defined goal.
United Way of Greater St. Louis has been selected to serve as “backbone” for two local collective impact initiatives, providing dedicated staff and supporting infrastructure including technology, communication, and data reporting.
Ready by 21 St. Louis
Footprint: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County
Ready by 21 St. Louis is a long-term cross-sector collaborative effort to ensure that all young people in the St. Louis region have the support they need to be productive, connected, healthy and safe. Visit Ready by 21 St. Louis’ website.
East Side Aligned
Footprint: East St. Louis, Alorton, Washington Park, and Centreville, IL (serving East St. Louis School District 189)
East Side Aligned formed to create the conditions that will prepare every child for success through aligning and advancing policy, practice and investment across sectors. Visit East Side Aligned’s website.