Background

OnTrack Greenville is a community initiative to ensure middle school youth stay on track toward high school graduation through improved outcomes in attendance, behavior and course performance. Initially fueled by a federal Social Innovation Fund grant, OnTrack is a partnership with Greenville County Schools, several nonprofit intervention partners, the Riley Institute at Furman University, the United Way and the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy.

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Hollingsworth Funds’ Involvement

Hollingsworth Funds provides a comprehensive investment in OnTrack which includes grant support to all five intervention partners, program evaluation support to the Riley Institute, and backbone support for OnTrack staff through the United Way. We also invest our social, intellectual and reputational capital by playing a leadership role on the Steering Committee and Sustainability Work Group.

We are motivated to invest in OnTrack because increasing economic mobility is dependent on preparing students for postsecondary and career success and middle school is a time when too many students start to disengage with school and take the first steps on the path towards dropping out of high school. Just as important to us as investing in the systems level outcomes, is investing in the process by which OnTrack stakeholders learn from each other and work together towards a common goal.