Achieving systems change is fundamentally about transforming relationships among people. Like systems change, Talent Hubs and CivicLab are driven by partnerships with communities, state, technical assistance providers, and other national organizations seeking to improve education and talent.
Cross-sector partnerships at all levels are welcome to join the National Talent Network. Whether the partnership is newly forming or has been in operation for years, and no matter if the partnership is hyper focus on a single neighborhood or a multi-state region, the National Talent Network serves as a convener and supporter for those seeking to make change in the place they call home.
There are no fees to join the network. Partnerships sign a network agreement that describes what participation looks like and outlines the benefits of joining the network. Benefits include:
Talent Hubs and members of the National Talent Network need support from experts and consultants to achieve success. We maintain an active network of these technical assistance providers that can be deployed to provide just-in-time, contextualized support to our partners. Technical assistance providers range from large firms and institutes to individual consultants and former executives. Together, they address the wide range of challenges that cross-sector partnerships face.
Consultants and organizations that join the Technical Assistance Provider Network receive:
Some of the partners in the Technical Assistance Provider Network include:
CivicLab and Talent Hubs partner with other regional, state, and national organizations to support their ambitious plan to improve education and workforce outcomes. We bring our flexible, multi-model methods of support to other national initiatives, lending our unique expertise and networks to reach shared goals. Our partnerships with other national initiatives have included:
NCII partnered with CivicLab as a subject-matter expert in the areas of community engagement, partnership development, and systems change for a national rural guided pathways project. Working with 16 rural community colleges for three years, CivicLab provides coaching, institutes, resources, and support to improve rural student outcomes.
America Achieves partnered with Talent Hubs and CivicLab to support over 30 regions in applying for the Good Jobs Challenge. The work included:
CivicLab partnered with Educate Texas to facilitate the relaunch of TxCAN. Together, TxCAN stakeholders engaged in two institutes focused on stakeholder engagement and system building, created new guiding and project teams, and strengthened their collective capacity to tackle state-wide postsecondary access and success strategies.
Led by the Detroit Talent Hub, in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and Ballmer Group, CivicLab partnered to provide design, implementation, technical assistance, coaching, and capacity extension services for a multi-year, $40M community college transformation project in southeast Michigan.