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FutureMakers Coalition Organizational Partnership Agreement

FutureMakers Coalition consists of community stakeholders focused on improving the quality of life and workforce readiness of citizens in the Southwest Florida (Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties) region. FutureMakers partners have a shared goal of transforming the workforce by increasing the number of postsecondary degrees, certificates, and other high-quality credentials to 55%. FutureMakers partners span the talent pipeline from “cradle-to-career” and focus on changing systems – policies, practices, and beliefs that are currently resulting in outcomes that do not meet the region’s workforce and economic development needs. Guiding the Coalition’s work are regional action and project teams, aligned along a pathway that supports the future of work and life-long learning:

  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Career Support
  • Third Grade Reading
  • Entrepreneurship Mindset and Ecosystem
  • High School Graduation
  • Support for Returning Adults
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment
  • Workforce/Economy and Education
  • Alignment and Partnership
  • Talent Retention                
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • FAFSA Completion              
  • Post-Secondary Student Support (Retention and Completion)

The Coalition’s tracks progress with specific, quantifiable metrics.  FutureMakers Coalition works at the project, county, and regional levels and identify contributing factors influencing outcomes and work to dissolve problems where they originate.

FutureMakers Coalition is supported by a regional, cross-sector guiding team and a backbone organization (Collaboratory) guiding vision and strategy, supporting aligned activities, establishing shared measurement practices, building public will, advancing policy, and mobilizing funding.

This Partnership Agreement outlines the shared commitments of FutureMakers partners organizations. Organizational partners commit to:

  • Work to align organizational focus, activities and resources with the Coalitions goals;
  • Develop and execute clear plans of action to make improvements on shared goals, incorporating best and promising practices, and leveraging assets of the Action Teams to maximize effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Instill shared responsibility within the action and project teams by completing tasks volunteered and/or assigned by FutureMakers Coalition and encouraging other action team members to hold themselves accountable for their respective commitment;
  • Promote and participate in continuous improvement processes, including a focus on data driven decision-making;
  • Respect the confidentiality of data or other information when shared in confidence within FutureMakers Coalition;
  • Where appropriate, measure progress by tracking, sharing and communicating progress on leading and lagging indicators and, where applicable, establish future goals for these measures;
  • When appropriate and/or agreed upon, communicate the work of FutureMakers Coalition to others through appropriate channels (i.e., newsletters, social media, etc.);
  • Participate in outreach activities to ensure needed partners are involved, including communities most impacted by the issues addressed by FutureMakers Coalition;
  • Ensure that a representative of your organization attends regular meetings of the action teams – sharing data, knowledge, information and resources. (Meetings will be held approximately quarterly, as determined by the team); and
  • Stay informed and engaged with FutureMakers Coalition.

Organization partnership with FutureMakers Coalition reflects that you, your employees, and your organization are committed to working together to improve Southwest Florida’s workforce. FutureMakers Coalition would like to challenge your organization to make your partnership proactive and build goals and objectives in alignment with those of FutureMakers Coalition.

We would appreciate your use of the FutureMakers Coalition partner logo on your website.  Please share any media with us and FutureMakers Coalition will also share it to cross-promote.  You can find a copy of the brand standards and logos on our website at:

  • This Partnership Agreement is a statement of intent only, is not legally binding upon the parties, and implies no financial commitment on the part of any partner member.