2018 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
Thrive Chicago (Thrive) is the nation's largest citywide collective impact effort focused on strengthening the ecosystem of youth-serving organizations. Established in 2013, Thrive aims to increase the impact of investments in youth-serving organizations and improve youth outcomes at scale. It does so by convening cross-sector stakeholders, analyzing data and research, connecting its partner organizations to funding, testing solutions, and ultimately scaling what works. This award supports Thrive to provide technical assistance to community-based, collective impact organizations that are interested in accessing and utilizing data to improve youth outcomes at the neighborhood level.
2016 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
Thrive Chicago (Thrive) is the nation's largest citywide collective impact effort focused on strengthening the ecosystem for youth-serving organizations. Thrive's mission is to prepare Chicago's youth for a vibrant future by aligning efforts to outcomes, from cradle to career. Initially established as a project of the Mayor's Office in 2013, Thrive has been incubated at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation since 2014 and is now poised to enter its next phase of growth and development as an independent anchor organization in the city of Chicago. This grant award enables Thrive to make continued progress on its mission in partnership with its affiliate organizations and other key institutional stakeholders.