Sustainability - Ensuring Long-Term Results
Imagine having the analytics; culture, systems and structures; and effective implementation strategy to ensure every young person’s success from early childhood to adulthood. Now imagine having extended, ongoing access to Weiss Institute leaders, as well as to expert guidance, case studies, resources, research and support, all intended to ensure that our work together benefits generations of young people.
Our Approach to Sustainability
We work closely with community leaders to help you maintain the cross-sector collaborative structures and support services that ensure every student is able to succeed. We will also provide you with access to Weiss Institute staff, as needed; exposure to case studies, webinars and an array of other resources through the Weiss Institute website; and invitations to convenings and workshops with other Weiss Institute cities to share best practices, lessons learned, and foster a network of learning cities.
Elements of Our Approach to Sustainability
Maintain the Postsecondary Planning System (PPS)
The Postsecondary Planning System (PPS) analyzes data from the school district and from family, staff and students surveys to develop individualized student growth plans. The PPS is used in real-time by school staff to assess progress, as well as to intervene and connect students and their families with the support services that keep them on the pathway to college or other postsecondary success. As part of our maintenance services, you will get ongoing access to updates and other supports.
Support for Cross Sector Collaboration
We can participate in regular meetings with your operating committee and working groups to support long-term planning and advise on your investments in support services and strategic realignment of resources based on PPS findings.
Ongoing Communications Support
We can partner with you to communicate updates to residents, stakeholders and the media, and to ensure that everyone is clear on the path forward.
We can provide counsel around your fiscal planning efforts to help you sustainably fund the necessary academic, social and health support programs (and provide guidance to help you build and maintain your community’s scholarship incentive.)
We can help you with assessments to track overall progress against an array of milestones along the pathway to college or other postsecondary readiness and completion as frequently as your community would like.
Access Research and Attend Convenings
Your community also has access via our website to research, webinars, convenings and continuously updated information on best practices.