Upstream believes that investing early, wisely and together offers our community the greatest potential to uproot poverty and ensure equal opportunity for education and health in nurturing and supportive communities.
Supporting learning communities:
- school readiness
- truancy rates
- youth violence
Community partners representing schools, law enforcement, hospitals, businesses, government, resident groups, and more are coming together to share ideas and resources to make positive change. In these learning communities, we set goals to measure our success and then track our progress towards improved health, education, and income.
Explore these web pages to learn more about the communities in Sonoma County that are partnering with Upstream to track progress and improve results:
- Road to Early Achievement and Development of Youth (READY)
- Keeping Kids in School Initiative
- Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership
Upstream champions the implementation of prevention-focused policies in our work and our partners’ work. In addition to supporting the implementation and evaluation of prevention-focused programs, we promote broad policy changes that we believe will lead to a healthier, more equitable society.
- Ensure Equity
- End Adverse Childhood Experiences and Create Community Resilience
- Strengthen Families with Community Support