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The Alliance Effect

When you combine connections to peers, access to experts, funding, rapid response, and real-time conversation, you get a unique kind of support for state advocates that makes unexpected gains possible. We call this The Alliance Effect.

Take a few moments to explore some of the connections that drive our powerful network (drag and hold the dots to explore the connections):

Producing national research is important work. Funding state advocates is important work. Convening people working on similar policies is important, and so is providing right-time technical assistance. Lots of organizations provide this crucial support across the country, and state advocates rely on many of them. 

But no one connects all of these in as hands-on, flexible, and personalized a way as the Alliance. State allies tell us it’s a game-changing way to get support and that it helps them maximize their limited resources and manpower for maximum impact for kids.

Louisiana Early Childhood Policy Advocacy and the Alliance for Early Success

In a classic example of the Alliance Effect, Louisiana state advocates and national experts — connected by the Alliance for Early Success — have made big gains for kids in Louisiana.

“The Alliance’s support makes me and Maryland Family Network stronger, smarter, and more effective in ways that transcend financial resources, technical assistance, and collegial guidance — as deeply valued as those things are. There’s a ‘whole’ to the Alliance that’s much greater than the sum of its parts. I’m proud that I can say that from experience and excited to see all that we have yet to achieve.”

Clinton Macsherry, Director of Public Policy
Maryland Family Network

In Maine, coalitions and national resources connected by the Alliance have won an important new pilot program that will help early educators reduce expulsions and suspensions.