Excerpt: The Theory of Action is based on StriveTogether’s Framework for Building Cradle to Career Civic Infrastructure. The Theory of Action consists of five Gateways: Exploring, Emerging, Sustaining, Systems Change and Proof Point. Within each of the five Gateways, there are a series of quality benchmarks that are key steps in developing and sustaining a partnership. Meeting the quality benchmarks in the Exploring, Emerging and Sustaining Gateways leads to System Change and ultimately Proof Point.
The StriveTogether Theory of Action provides clarity and guidance to partnerships in their work. It increases consistency in approach across the Network and holds partnerships accountable for implementing a collective impact effort with rigor.