published on August 9, 2016 - 7:54 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Fresno Cradle to Career Partnership, a group of local leaders across a variety of sectors dedicated to helping students advance their educational careers, has been bolstered by a $710,000 grant.

The grant, awarded by the The James Irvine Foundation, will go toward the three immediate goals of the Cradle to Career (C2C) Partnership, including increasing kindergarten readiness by 10 percent per year, increasing third grade reading proficiency by 10 percent per year and achieving a 100 percent high school graduation rate countywide by 2020.

C2C council members including Jim Yovino, superintendent  of the Fresno County Office of Education; Buddy Mendes, chair of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors; Fresno State President Joseph Castro; CEO Brian Angus of the Economic Opportunities Commission and Matt Rosenfeld, general manager of KSEE-Channel 47.

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