The Education Impact Team forms a ready-to-go network of organizations and Valley Leadership alumni with shared interests. The Impact Team provides a space for difficult conversations, mobilization, and collaboration in order to tackle the issues and opportunities in the health sector. Work will include short- and long-term goals, heavy lifts and easy wins, and guided with advice from our Impact Council.
The Education Impact Team is composed of members of the Valley Leadership network, partner organizations and other key stakeholders who come together to identify solutions, set goals and develop action plans through a facilitated process.
The community, Valley Leadership alumni, and partners will help decide and frame the health issues we’ll tackle through structured criteria.
The ongoing work of the Education Impact Team will be geared to achieving near and long-term goals through regular touch points facilitated by a volunteer Impact Team lead and managed by Valley Leadership staff.
The Education Team To Do List
Initial work for the Education Impact Team includes:
Post-secondary access: Improve Post-secondary access for all students.
Pathways to success: Grow the pipeline of individuals pursuing education and jobs in 4 of Arizona’s high-growth job sectors:
Future work will include early education, education funding, literacy and more.
Measuring Our Progress
All Impact Teams, including the Education Impact Team, will measure progress with leading and lagging indicators and work towards big picture outcomes.
Increase in the number of high school students who successfully complete and submit a FAFSA (federal financial aid application), which is a leading indicator for college-going.
Increase in community awareness, support, and use of post-secondary access initiatives.
Pathways to success:
Improve the perception of advanced manufacturing among parents and families.
Increase the number of companies offering teacher externships or work-based learning opportunities.