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Opportunity to Improve. By 2020, more than 60 percent of Idaho jobs will require a career certificate or college degree. Roughly 90 percent of Treasure Valley students graduated from high school in 2009.

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opportunity to improve
Opportunity to Improve
  • By 2020, more than 60 percent of Idaho jobs will require a career certificate or college degree.
  • Roughly 90 percent of Treasure Valley students graduated from high school in 2009.
  • It is estimated that fewer than half of these graduates went on to some form of postsecondary education by age 19.
idaho in comparison
Idaho in Comparison
  • In 2011, Idaho had the lowest average per capita income in both the northwest region and the US.
  • In 2010, Idaho had the lowest four-year public institution graduation rate in the Northwest region and was ranked 48 in the US.
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Idaho in Comparison
  • Average Per Capita Income and State Rank (BEA 2011)

Wyoming $47,301 (7)

Washington $44,294 (14)

Colorado $44,088 (16)

Nevada $38,173 (31)

Oregon $37,909 (33)

Montana $36,573 (36)

Utah $33,790 (46)

Idaho $33,326 (50)

idaho in comparison2
Idaho in Comparison
  • Four-Year Public Institution Graduation Rate and State Rank (IPEDS 2010)

Washington 69% (3)

Oregon 54% (25)

Colorado 53% (26)

Wyoming 53% (27)

Utah 47% (38)

Nevada 44% (43)

Montana 43% (44)

Idaho 38% (48)

unemployment rate by education level
Unemployment Rate by Education Level
  • Less than high school 11.3 %
  • High school graduate, no college 8.7 %
  • Some college or associate degree 6.5 %
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 4.1 %

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2012)

tvep s goal
TVEP’s Goal

TVEP’s goal: To coordinatethe area’s existing resources andinstitutions to ensure at least80% of Treasure Valley studentsgo on to college and/orcareer/technical education by 2016.

shared community vision
Shared Community Vision

Shared Community Vision: Every child, every step of the way, cradle to career.

Mission: The Treasure Valley Education Partnership is an unprecedented collaboration designed to advance a world-class education system that leads all students to their career of choice.

tvep beginnings
TVEP Beginnings
  • 2010 ― A United Way of Treasure Valley (UWTV) study called the Treasure Valley Education Partnership (TVEP) identified the true high school graduation rate, dropout rate and college going rate for the valley.
  • Data revealed Caldwell School District (CSD) as having the most need and was prioritized.
  • UWTV partnered with CSD and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA to implement the first district-wide continuum of education, called the P16 Caldwell Education Project.
tvep beginnings cont
TVEP Beginnings (Cont.)
  • Meanwhile, Southern Idaho Conference (SIC) superintendents ― comprising 10 districts in the valley ― united to align their message.
  • The SIC met with and partnered with leaders from K-12, nonprofits, foundations, the business community and postsecondary institutions.
  •  Oct. 2011 ― TVEP joined the Strive Network, which provides a framework for success in 60 communitiesand 31 states.
core leadership team
Core Leadership Team
  • Skip Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer Companies
  • David Alexander, Northwest Nazarene University
  • Rick Aman
  • Nora Carpenter, BBBS
  • Linda Clark, Meridian School District
  • Don Coberly, Boise School District
  • Jim Everett, YMCA
  • Bill Gilbert, The CAPROCK Group
  • Scott Gipson, Caxton Printers
  • Marv Henberg, College of Idaho
  • Kathy Hagler
  • Mike Jung, Idaho Statesman
  • Jamie MacMillan, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
  • Cori Mantle-Bromley, University of Idaho
  • Dee Mooney, Micron Foundation
  • Barbara Morgan, Boise State University
  • Derick O’Neill, United Way of Treasure Valley
  • Rich Raimondi, Bishop Kelly High School
  • Brian Stewart, JP Morgan Chase
  • Martin Schimpf, Boise State University
  • Terry Uhling, Simplot
  • Jay Hummel, Kuna School District
  • Brent Lloyd, Futura Corporations
community support
Community Support

TVEP has received community investments from:

  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo
  • The Wharton Foundation
  • Many other companies/organizations throughout the valley
focus areas
Focus Areas

TVEP focuses on ensuring that every child:

  • Is prepared for school.
  • Is supported inside and outside school.
  • Succeeds academically.
  • Enrolls in and completes some form of post high school education.
  • Enters their career of choice.
  • Is supported through meaningful career progression.
networks for each focus area
Networks for Each Focus Area
  • Each Goal has a corresponding Network to implement strategies and collaborative action within that area.
  • Each Network is composed of community members with expertise in that area.
  • Each Network includes a Core Team liaison and two chairs.
recent success
Recent Success
  • Established community-level indicators for four of six focus areas
  • Hired Director of Continuous Improvement
  • Mobilized more than 200 organizations
  • Recognized as having phenomenal leadership
  • Network planning teams have identified priorities to begin our work in Prepared for School and Supported Inside and Outside of School groups
  • Secondary and postsecondary leaders of TVEP have decided to work collectively
lessons learned
Lessons Learned


  • The fewer indicators the better (10-12 at community level.)
  • Focus on three priorities that everyone can agree on.
  • Stay present to what you can do in a year’s time.
  • Don’t let perfection get in the way of action.


  • New structure is critical. It takes “grass tops”and “grass roots.”
  • Concept of middle field
  • Must have leadership focus and a home
lessons learned1
Lessons Learned


  • Manage expectations.
  • Forming, storming and norming.
  • Everyone will be at different levels. That’s OK.
  • There is tremendous power in collective impact.
  • Our voice is heard.
  • There is an end to the honeymoon period.
  • Be sensitive to voices you are missing.
lessons learned2
Lessons Learned

The Work

  • This work is all about honesty.
  • Education outcomes vs. mobilization outcomes.
  • Be careful to think you are ever done.
  • Build on current work.
  • This work is a leap of faith.
  • Data can be sad; don’t let it numb you.
  • Failing forward
  • Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good
  • Move from proving to improving
  • Investing in education is different than funding education
how you can get involved
How You Can Get Involved
  • Quarterly Advisory Group Meetings ―

Everyone is invited to learn aboutprogress and provide feedback


2-4 p.m. January 10

2-4 p.m. April 11

  • Join a Network
  • Share the vision