Goal 3 | Language & Literacy

Identify “bright spots” (includes data) Insert information here Cross-organizational improvement team (“swot team”) and to define evidence-based, meta strategies Project 1: Inventory assets/programs working on improvements in key indicators Discussion: Share advice about how to collect inventory and share back with the community Project 2: Identify “bright spots” Present the objective and definition of “bright spots” Discussion: Share advice about …

Natalie’s Sandbox

Project | Child Care Accessibility – Phase 1 Goal 1 Early Care Families and planners don’t have access to all the information they need about child care. The purpose of this project is to identify the needs, gaps, and resources of current childcare information services in Monterey County and then design (but not yet improve/build/buy) the needed information upgrades for …

Goal 7 | Career Pathways Master Plan

Project | Career Pathways Master Plan Goal 7 Career Pathway The purpose of this project is to set the foundation for a master plan to advance career pathways in the tri-county region, for the benefit of both students and employers. Career pathways in our region today yield higher graduation rates, sometimes double typical rates, often at reduced costs to families. …

Goal 7 | www.MBCareerConnect.org Website

Project | www.MBCareerConnect.org Website Goal 7 Career Pathways Given the challenge of a 1:750+ counselor-to-student ratio in our K12 schools, the purpose of this project is to establish a direct distribution system to students and families with relevant college & career planning tools and information. Develop a plan for a hub of college & career information. Identify student informational needs …

Goal 6 | A-G Accesibility and Completion

Project | A-G Course Access and Completion Goal 6 College Training Ready The purpose of this project is to To understand the current data and information systems we have in our community (i.e. MAOF Resource and Referral). To comprehend the information needs for families, care providers, referral agencies, policy and planning agencies and investors needed to improve access to quality …

Goal 7 | Career Coach Tool & Partnerships

Project | Career Coach Tool & Partnerships Goal 7 Career Pathway Establish partnerships with higher education institutions in the tri-county region to bring to all students and families a tri-county, online career coaching tool that offers them local information about careers, jobs, salaries and education programs. Create vision for a website with all the information needed for students to pick …

Goal 1 | Child Care Accessibility – Phase I

Goal 1 Early Care Families and planners don’t have access to all the information they need about child care. The purpose of this project is to identify the needs, gaps, and resources of current childcare information services in Monterey County and then design (but not yet improve/build/buy) the needed information upgrades for a future system (e.g. a website, automated phone …

Research shows that more than two-thirds of all U.S. jobs will require a post-high school degree or credential by 2020.

MUTUAL GOAL ALIGNMENT

In response to the valuable feedback received during our previous Leaders’ Forum, Bright Futures was pleased to officially announce the areas our community has chosen to focus on for the next 10 years, our 7 Community Goals. The Leaders’ Forum, held at the National Steinbeck Center on April 29, 2016, included over 50 leading decision makers from around Monterey County. …

Leaders' Forum participants expressing individual feedback about areas of highest priority.

DATA + STORY

Over 90 senior-level leaders from diverse organizations gathered on August 31st for the first convening of the Leaders’ Forum for Bright Futures. They engaged together around data and insights regarding one of our most pressing social change opportunities: improving the cradle-to-career education pipeline in Monterey County. Leaders explored data and the story it reveals about the experience of young people …