Our Approach

Cradle-College-Career (C3) is a network of influential leaders and service providers representing K-12, higher education, government, business, philanthropy, and nonprofit sectors. We are committed to building a college-going culture and increasing college attainment in Ottumwa, Iowa. This is called Collective Impact.

We are organized in three levels.
Our Stakeholder Council is a group of influential leaders across the City of Ottumwa who help generate community support, access to resources, and provide a strategic vision for our work.

Our LCAN Coordinator is responsible for coordinating career and college access resources in Ottumwa. The Coordinator is the primary connection between the Stakeholder Council, the Action Teams, and the community at-large with an emphasis on recruiting more community partners.

Our Action Teams use research-based best practices to develop and implement strategies to meet C3‘s goals and objectives.

Learn more about the collective impact model.