How does one measure a “thriving community?”

Through its support of children, says renowned economist James Heckman.

That’s what CUC2C is here for!


  • Every $ spent on supports for children ages 0-3 yields an average 1:11 return on society’s investment?  See Kindergarten Readiness to learn how CUC2C has facilitated collaborative expansion of services to these families.
  • The best time to teach the social skills most wanted by employers is between the ages of 0-12?  Check out Workforce Readiness to learn more about career preparedness.
  • Average student engagement is 75% in 5th grade and drops to a low of 30% by 11th grade?  Read how Support for Academic Success is working to keep students engaged in learning.


Who we are.

CUC2C is families, businesses, schools, unions, non-profits, faith communities, universities & colleges, and individuals.

We have a lot to tell you!  Explore the site to learn more.cucu2cpic

Collaboration by community leaders interested in success for our children began in 2012 and CUC2C was launched in 2013.  We are in it for the long haul with careful gathering of stakeholders, formation of a clear definition of success, thorough mapping of community assets, identification of gaps, barriers, and best practices – and finally, action and evaluation.  Join us!


Click the link to see the CUC2C 2017 Community Report Card.


Want more info?  Contact l.kelly@cucradle2career.org