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Three Strategies for Driving Change

The Boston Opportunity Agenda uses three strategies for driving change along the cradle-to-career education pipeline.

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Data and Public Accountability: Accurate and timely data is both a call to action and an accountability mechanism. We are committed to regularly reporting progress on key metrics and encouraging the use of common definitions, metrics and benchmarks across the pipeline to track how Boston is doing toward achieving its education goals. 

Collective Action: We convene diverse stakeholders to establish and tackle big goals, forming networks that share data and best practices and engage in continuous improvement. We also source and invest in catalytic solutions to increase the pace and scale of change. 

Aligned Efforts: Consistent with our shared commitments, we align, leverage and increase the overall philanthropic, public and corporate investments in educational excellence and equitable access to educational opportunity. We prioritize investments that can address the systemic and institutional dysfunctions harming our students of color and limiting their ability to achieve at the highest levels.

All three of these strategies are employed across the networks that we convene with our partners across the educational pipeline:

Birth to Eight Collaborative
Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative
Generation Success
Success Boston

We have created multiple ways for others to join us: 

  • Investing Partners contribute financial and human resources to BOA priority initiatives.
  • Philanthropic Partners align their education investments to support BOA priority initiatives or advance BOA goals and share common data collection, tools and analysis. 
  • Community Partners join one of the priority investment networks and align one or more of their education programs in support of BOA goals. They share common data collection tools and analysis as well as participate in continuous improvement work.