Living Cities (all grades). In April 2009 Living Cities—a partnership of philanthropic, corporate and public sector leaders working in urban centers across the nation—in a collaboration with Urban Serving Universities (USU) announced a near $1 million investment in Cincinnati-based Strive! IUPUI is a charter member of the Education Partnership Implementation Network (EPIN) designed to:
- Focus a Community on Results from Cradle through Career
- Affirm Universities as Community Anchors
- Invest Precious Resources in What Works
In May 2009, the partnership awarded the IUPUI-Community Partnership P-20 Council an implementation grant to serve as an anchor institution bringing together faculty researchers and community partners to address birth to career pathways.
Partnerships for Success: Central Indiana's P-20 Community Alliance. Collaborations with P-12 schools and community organizations that support P-12 students are essential to the success of IUPUI's intentions to attract a better-prepared and more diverse student body and to double the number of students who succeed and graduate. The P-20 Council's mission is to encourage and facilitate collaboration among campus units on initiatives involving P-12 schools and related community organizations.
- Indiana Partnership Center (All ages), a member of the P-20 council, conducts parent education forums and institutes to assist parents in understanding long-term financial preparedness for degree attainment. Indianapolis's Community Centers are a part of these efforts.
- College Access and Success Network (all ages). This group is a working group of the P-20 Council comprised of more than a dozen community-based organizations and IUPUI faculty and staff. The group is sharing data, information, and resources.
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (all ages): Common Goal is targeted at raising Marion County's graduation rate.
United Way of Central Indiana's Ready to Learn, Ready to Earn (all ages). Initiative seeks to help young children get ready for school, succeed in the classroom, graduate from high school, and move on to postsecondary education and training or work.