Equity is at the heart of everything we do and the lens through which we approach this work. This helps ensure that our efforts are built to ensure educational excellence is open to all. It is a process that every partner and every aligned organization has committed to making central to their efforts as a part of their work with the partnership and their promise to Marin's children.
The long-term vision of the Marin Promise Partnership is that the organizations and collaborations engaged with improving our educational ecosystem strive to work in alignment to implement key interventions at every stage of the cradle to career journey.
The Partnership uses data-driven decision making to identify programs that are having the impact of creating true educational equity. By using data-driven decision making to drive continuous improvement, the Partnership is able to find out what works - not what we think works - and use that knowledge to improve programs, create new ones and in so doing build the tools necessary to create educational equity in Marin by 2028.
This means disaggregating data to identify the different challenges faced by each student - a student from Fairfax might need different support than a student from the Canal who might need different support from a student in Marin City - disaggregated data allows us to see this and use it to better address their unique situations. This granular understanding of the realities students face in Marin helps us live into our commitment to equity & collaboration to maximize impact for all.
By convening the leaders of key organizations from within Marin's educational ecosystem, we are able to create the high-level communication and transparency that underpins the county-wide accountability necessary to achieve our vision of educational excellence for all of our students by 2028. Combined with the use of unbiased data this facilitates the frank and open discussions required to properly identify the barriers to educational equity and the understanding of what is and isn't working needed to fulfill Marin's promise for all children in our community.
While the organizations that have been working on this issue track their success individually focusing on their target communities. The Marin Promise Partnership is the first time that, as a community, we have defined what success looks like for the entirety of Marin. As a Collective Impact organization, we strive for consensus around common outcomes.
By 2028, when our current Kindergartners graduate from High School, students from all races and family income levels in Marin reach the key educational milestones they need to succeed in college, career and community. The successful achievement of these milestones is defined as: