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The GRAD Partnership Intermediaries serve as catalysts for the implementation of sustainable student success systems for local schools and districts. Different kinds of organizations can serve as intermediaries, including nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, higher education centers, and school districts.

Intermediaries help advance the GRAD Partnership’s mission by:

  • Enhancing the GRAD Partnership’s ability to reach the greatest number of schools possible
  • Leveraging local organizations in a region or community
  • Building regional or local expertise to support ongoing student success work
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There are several benefits to becoming a GRAD Partnership Intermediary:

  • Building capacity: Technical assistance providers will partner with intermediaries on all elements of the student success system. There will be a phased approach to leading implementation within a school.
  • Networking and learning opportunities: Intermediaries participating in the GRAD Partnership project will have the opportunity to network with each other and learn from our community of practice.
  • Recognition and communications support: The GRAD Partnership highly values intermediaries and their potential for impact at the local level. Our team is committed to supporting local, regional, and national recognition of an Intermediary’s work.
  • Assistance with the development of support infrastructure for student success system sustainability.

Edward Anderson, Executive Director of OnTrack Greenville, discusses his organization’s role as an Intermediary and how the GRAD Partnership has strengthened the community of Greenville, South Carolina.

Our Intermediaries share these characteristics:

  • A commitment to the value of student success systems and an alignment with our mission
  • Relationships (or potential relationships) with school districts in a region or community that would benefit from implementing student success systems
  • Tangible connections with the communities they serve
  • Ability to recruit participating schools
  • Internal capacity to support schools as they launch and develop student success systems
  • Capabilities that allow for the compilation of and sharing of data and impact

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“Intermediaries play an important role in scaling student success systems. They are often more connected to, and aware of, the needs and histories of their communities and are best positioned to adapt student success systems to local conditions.”

– Patricia Balana, Managing Director, The GRAD Partnership

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