South Bronx Rising Together

Our Approach


Collective impact – an approach based on the premise that no single organization can affect large-scale, lasting social change alone – helps organizations tackle systemic problems by creating a centralized infrastructure, allocating staff and developing a process marked by five characteristics: a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and systems-level coordination. In education reform, the strategy has proved successful, boosting the number of children adequately prepared for kindergarten, reading and math scores, and high school graduation rates.