About Cradle to Career

The Tompkins County Cradle to Career Collective Impact initiative is a collective group of over 70 schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups. We have come together to ensure that all youth and their families are supported to be successful at every stage of development, from pre-birth to age 24. This means that they are physically and emotionally healthy, active in their communities, and on track for employment at a living wage.

THE FOLLOWING FIVE PILLARS GUIDE OUR VISION FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY’S YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES...

Belonging

All residents feel valued, safe, included, and are able to participate in shaping community decisions.All residents feel valued, safe, included, and are able to participate in shaping community decisions.

Learning

All children and adults will have the knowledge and skills needed to build a good life for themselves and those around them.

WORKING

All residents who wish to work will have adequate opportunities for meaningful employment at an income sufficient to sustain themselves and their families.

Flourishing

All children will have a safe, nourishing childhood. All individuals and families are able to meet their basic human needs, enjoy life and achieve their full potential.

SUSTAINABILITY

All our behaviors and decisions ensure that we can restore and preserve the natural world.