Seeding Success works to improve outcomes for all children in Memphis and Shelby County from cradle to career by improving how institutions, community organizations, policies, and resources work together to support our community.
Seeding Success is a member of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network. As a leader of systems-level change in Memphis, the Seeding Success partnership strengthens collaboration among diverse partners by building their capacity to make data-informed decisions with children at the center; advocating for equity-based policies and funding to remove barriers and sustain improvements; and helping design systems to address disparities. Follow us @seedingsuccess1 on Twitter.
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We are proud to be a member of the Tennessee Alliance for Equity in Education and stand in support of the proposed new K-12 funding formula, the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA). Learn more about TISA and why we support it: https://bit.ly/3JTcJyo
TISA Statement 2022 Public Statement on the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) The undersigned members of the Tennessee Alliance for Equity in Education released this statement on April 18th, 2022 in support of the proposed new K-12 funding formula, the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement. Dolla...
Seeding Success is seeking a part-time Social Policy Research Assistant for the summer! Learn more about this paid internship and how to apply at seedingsuccess.org/careers.
Meet Sloan Wilson, a Public Policy Special Assistant here at Seeding Success!
"I've loved being able to contribute to bigger projects that will impact Pre-k and early childhood education in Tennessee. I love the collaborative nature of my team and watching them work to solve a problem through their combined skills and knowledge areas."
Learn more about Sloan and the rest of our team - https://bit.ly/3uKRPMl
Don't forget to join us this Friday, March 18th at 11:00am, as we welcome special guest Charlie Bufalino, Asst. Commissioner of Education for Policy and Legislative Affairs to provide an overview of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) bill and its impact in Shelby County
Be sure to access the webinar with this updated link -> https://bit.ly/tisashelbyco
Tennessee Department of Education
Next Friday, March 18th at 11:00am, Seeding Success will host special guest Charlie Bufalino, Asst. Commissioner of Education for Policy and Legislative Affairs to provide an overview of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) bill and its impact.
Register today -> https://bit.ly/3hZI7zJ
Tennessee Department of Education
*Action Opportunity* 📢
Want to take action right now to ensure more resources for our students? Voice your support for expanding pre-k access in Tennessee! Email your representatives about SB 2179 / HB 2201, which would direct surplus sports gambling funds to expand the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K program. All it takes is a few clicks -> https://bit.ly/3Cxe9N2
Tennesseans for Quality Early Education
Meet Matthew McCaffrey, our Director of Public Policy & Analysis!
"Each level of a child’s education is affected by the stage came before it; the way a family is able to support a child’s development depends upon health, housing, and more; community flourishing relies on equity, justice, and opportunity. To me, this systems-focus is grounded in the way positive change can happen in the real world–bringing about change is rooted in understanding historical, social, political, and economic forces that shape families and communities. I enjoy the opportunity to brainstorm with colleagues, partner organizations, and community members about new possibilities, opportunities, policies that could support Memphis students and families to thrive."
Learn more about Matthew and meet the entire Seeding Success team -> https://bit.ly/3w9vf0g
It’s time to take action for our children and expand the Voluntary Pre-K program! Tennesseans across the state have spoken loudly in support of Pre-K, with wait lists cited in more than 75 percent of school districts. Plus, 87 percent of Tennessee voters across partisan lines support increased investments in the program. Now we need you to lend your voice to the cause as well! Email your state policymakers today. It only takes a few clicks to make a difference. https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/promo/46X
"I bring to this role a life of Public Service and Leadership where I have been a Math Teacher, Assistant Principal, Director of School Support, Principal Coach, Pastor and Non-Profit President/Chief Operating Officer. I also bring passion and experience in providing tools for setting goals, strategic thinking, personnel management and building budgets." - Anthony Branch, Memphis Leadership Foundation.
Learn more about the Design Committee and Place Matters: Memphis -> https://bit.ly/39NfySf
Meet Charity Porotesano, our Public Policy Advisor! Charity puts her analytical mind and academic experience to work reviewing the latest research and providing best practices and policy recommendations for K-12 education.
Meet the team -> seeding-success.org/our-team.
We are thrilled to announce that Place Matters: Memphis has reached another crucial milestone: the focus area Anchor Collaboratives have been selected!
Anchor Collaboratives are alliances of two or more entities that will convene and coordinate workgroups aligned to the six focus areas that Place Matters: Memphis will address through the development of strategic plans.
Each Anchor Collaborative is responsible for engaging the broader community through a cross-sector workgroup; recruiting grassroots and neighborhood leaders, governmental/public agencies, and focus area experts, as well as unaffiliated adults and youth residents into plan development and decision-making processes.
In addition, they will function as a cohesive focus area project management team for their respective focus area, serve as neutral conveners and facilitators and serve as ambassadors of this effort by sharing updates and helping the community stay informed.
Read more about each lead organization and the supporting partners that make up the Anchor Collaboratives at seeding-success.org/anchor-collaboratives.
Seeding Success offers training opportunities at no cost to introduce partners to continuous improvement concepts and tools, and prepare partners to access and use data to inform their work for better results. See how ESL Teacher Michael Cortez used the skills from our training to identify and overcome challenges and better serve his students at Overton High.
Find our full 2022 training schedule and learn more at https://www.seeding-success.org/training
Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
This is a time where we place special emphasis on honoring and acknowledging the contributions of Black people to this country and the world.
Locally, we at S2 understand that Black people are among the most impacted by inequitable systems in our community and we are committed to changing that by working collaboratively with Black people towards collective solutions.
More specifically, as an organization, we are being intentional about how we attract and retain our Black talent, where they are seated in the organization, and ensuring they can each bring their authentic selves into their roles to shape our approach and strengthen our work. If we want to talk the talk, we have to walk the walk.
We are grateful for all of our staff and board who are living examples of the power of Black history everyday in their lives and through their commitment to change, specifically our Black leaders who do incredible work each and every day. We are grateful for them, and for all our partners who work towards a more equitable society for Black families and children.
"I was tapped to build and lead a community coalition to respond to my community's opioid epidemic in Florida. Ten years later we were recognized nationally for reduced rates and at-risk youth behavior. Focusing a community's efforts and passions to align with research to make sure everyone is working for the same thing with a role in the work is beautiful messy work that lasts." - Amity Schuyler, Greater Memphis Chamber
Learn more about the Design Committee and Place Matters: Memphis -> https://bit.ly/39NfySf
"I truly value that Seeding Success strives to improve outcomes for every child in Memphis and Shelby County through the connection of various institutions and organizations... I really enjoy interacting with staff from our partner organizations and schools through the trainings that we offer. We keep our trainings small and intimate so I love getting the opportunity to meet our partners in that setting, sharing the tools and frameworks that I have found to be so useful in my work, and identifying how I can further support our partners with their own mission and goals."
Learn more about Julienne and the whole Seeding Success team at https://www.seeding-success.org/our-team.
⏰There's still time to register!
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn wants to hear from you! Commissioner Schwinn is hosting a virtual town hall January 6th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., to share her insights on the TN education funding review process as it relates to early education. The event will include breakout room discussions for participants to submit feedback directly to TDOE. Register today to make sure your voice is heard on behalf of Tennessee’s littlest learners - > https://bit.ly/3GtETiu
"I work on the Continuous Improvement team at Seeding Success, but I also spend some of my time with the Decision Analytics and Information Management team at Shelby County Schools. My favorite part of my job is fulfilling data requests. They are often like puzzles and I enjoy using my problem-solving skills to help members of Seeding Success and partner organizations." - Tatiana Hernandez, SCS Data Analyst
Learn more about Tatiana and the whole Seeding Success team at seeding-success.org/our-team.
⏰ SURVEY CLOSING MONDAY! 🔔
If you have a moment to spare, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on some t-shirt ideas for an upcoming initiative! Take this quick survey to rank the samples: https://bit.ly/3qOHWeT
"I am excited about the Design Committee's role in establish the collaborative infrastructure and priority areas needed for the community social policy plan. The ultimate plan can be a change maker for Memphis and I'm excited to be part of this thinking and approach. Also, I am new to Memphis and participating on the Design Committee is giving me an opportunity to meet and get-to-know community members and stakeholders who I'm sure I will partner with in the future." - Kandace Thomas, First 8 Memphis
Learn more about Place Matters: Memphis -> https://bit.ly/39NfySf
Seeding Success is a Memphis Cradle to Career partnership that seeks to ensure every child has the support and resources they need to succeed cradle to career.
As a leader of systems-level change, the Seeding Success partnership encourages collaboration among diverse partners, by building their capacity to make data-informed decisions that put children at the center; advocates for equity-based policies and funding to remove barriers and sustain improvements; and helps design systems to address disparities.
Seeding Success is a member of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network.
StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed
in school and life from cradle to career, regardless of race, zip code or circumstance. In
partnership with nearly 70 communities across the country, StriveTogether provides
resources, best practices and processes to give every child every chance for success.
In 2018, Seeding Success received its designation as PROOF POINTS partnership member. Partnerships that have become PROOF POINTS are operating in the Systems Change gateway and are seeing 60% of indicators in the six cradle-to-career outcome areas maintained or improved. As Proof Point is a significant milestone but not an end state, partnerships would continue to work on changing systems, improving outcomes and closing gaps around disparities across the continuum.
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.
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Hutchison is an independent day school for girls, offering a challenging college preparatory program in two-year-old pre-k through twelfth grade.
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New Ballet Ensemble and School brings children and youth together by providing a professional standard of dance training, regardless of the ability to pay.
The Parent Teacher Organization of Richland Elementary School in Memphis, TN
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