Our Mission

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative is a community movement in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, SC committed to improving educational outcomes for ALL students.  Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC works to build and implement strategies that will facilitate widespread systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased student success and economic prosperity for all.

Families, students, educators, administrators, nonprofits, businesses, school districts, colleges, churches and other civic and philanthropic groups and service providers have joined as partners in this movement, and others are encouraged to get involved.

Our Vision

  • Every child will be prepared for school.
  • Every child will be supported in and out of school.
  • Every child will succeed academically.
  • Every child will graduate from high school prepared for either further education or employment in the modern workforce.
  • Every student enrolled in post-secondary education will complete successfully and will enter a career.

Our Core Values

  • We believe every child can learn.
  • We believe every child deserves to be held to high expectations so that she/he may reach his/her fullest potential.
  • We believe every child has the right to access the highest-quality public education available.
  • We believe education is a community responsibility rather than simply being the responsibility of teachers, schools and school districts.
  • We believe the best way to transform the tri-county educational landscape is through the collective impact that can be achieved by a coordinated, data-driven, community-wide collaboration centered on a common agenda for change.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Community Engagement – We seek the direct involvement of families, students and those with first-hand experience with educational barriers.  This participation includes direct roles in decision-making with an appreciative inquiry approach.
  • Cultural Competence – We seek to integrate the varied forms of diversity into the thoughts, actions, systems and core values of all we do. Our work requires the intentional recognition, respect and value of cultural differences within our community and collaborative approaches that are welcoming and inclusive of those differences.
  • Equity – Supporting the success of every child requires us to ensure resources are focused on those who need them most.

“For the first time, leaders from our region’s top businesses, school systems, colleges/universities, foundations, not-for-profits and governments have agreed to align our efforts to ensure every child in the tri-county region will graduate from high school prepared for either further education or ​employment in the modern workforce.”

Anita Zucker
Chair, TCCC &
CEO, The InterTech Group