Prepared youth. Productive residents. Thriving communities: A Collective Call to Action
In April 2012, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined leaders from the government, private, philanthropic and non-profit sectors to unveil Raise DC, the District's comprehensive new cradle-to-career initiative. The effort, which lays out a set of measurable outcomes and targets to ensure that all District youth are career-ready by age 24, joins a national movement of cities working to bring together a cross-sector group of leaders organized around a set of common goals and committed to using data to drive improvements.
This first Raise DC Report Card reflects our collective effort to identify specific markers of success for children and youth as they transition from one part of the educational pipeline to the next. It also establishes a baseline so that we know concretely where we are and where we want to go as we work together to continuously improve how we support success for young people in the District, from the time they are born to the time they enter a career. Most importantly, it articulates our public commitment to you, to our children, and to our city.