Working Together as a Network

A diverse collection of over 100 school districts, community members and nonprofit organizations have come together as a cross-sector, county-wide, Cradle to Career Partnership to strengthen Marin’s system of schools and educational support services for all children.

Marin Promise Partnership is based on the nationally acclaimed StriveTogether collective impact framework.

As a partnership, our role is not to directly provide services such as math instruction, scholarships, or other direct support. Our focus is on collaboration, bringing together the expertise and resources of our partners to address systemic issues and promote positive change. Through our shared vision, data-driven approach, and support from our dedicated Backbone Staff, we empower our partners to achieve greater impact and success than they could on their own.



The Backbone Staff helps partners bring together the right people, in the same room to align around a common vision under a proven Cradle to Career framework.


With technical support from Backbone Staff, partners agree to share data and to hold each other accountable to collective goals and objectives.


Collaborative Action Teams, guided by Backbone Staff facilitators, develop common strategies and take collective action, while measuring, and continuously improving toward results.


Partners, stewarded by Backbone Staff, jointly advocate for collaborative infrastructure to sustain equitable, systemic shifts in practices and policies.