MPOWR’s cradle to career initiatives facilitate successful collaboration between community leaders, human service agencies and schools by providing a shared data system to set incremental goals, monitor progress and track outcomes and adjust strategies targeted at providing students and their families the resources they need to reach educational goals.

Educational benefits:

  • Higher educational attainment
  • Increased graduation rates
  • Decreased absenteeism and truancy
  • Increased funding for schools

Social return benefits:

  • Increased net earnings as a result of education attainment
  • Improved health outcomes
  • Increased tax revenue
  • Lower crime rates
  • Reduced need for special education and other interventions
  • Fewer public assistance and child welfare cases

Case Study

Young students at Northside Achievement Zone

MPOWR serves as “central nervous system” for Northside Achievement Zone’s (NAZ) cradle to career initiative. For every $1.00 that has been invested, NAZ and its partners have succeeded in helping avert $6.12 in future social costs.