About Us

Who Are We:

  • Partner for Student Success is a committed and growing partnership of school districts, business, educational institutions, community agencies, funders and government. We serve the communities of the St. Cloud Area, Sartell-St. Stephen and Sauk Rapids-Rice School Districts.
  • Our Board of Directors consists of 21 members from 19 partner organizations.

Sauk-Rapids Rice School District

Sartell- St. Stephen School District

St. Cloud Area School District

Bremer Bank

Engel Metallurgical

Johnson, Carriar, Kruchten, Anderson, and Associates

Retired CEO Marco Business Products

Retired CEO Park Industries

St. Cloud NAACP

St. Cloud State University

Minnesota School of Business

St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota

Greater St. Cloud Development Organization

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

United Way of Central Minnesota

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Initiative Foundation

City of St. Cloud



Our committes, partners and working groups consist of more than 70 organizations from across the greater St. Cloud area.

Our Mission 

  • To unite the greater St. Cloud community in the collective pursuit of student success.

Our Vision 

  • Prepared Learners…  Contributing Adults… Exceptional Community!

Our Values

  • When students succeed, the entire community succeeds.
  • Every student must be supported in and out of school.
  • Learning encompasses more than just the traditional classroom.
  • Data-driven decisions lead to better outcomes.
  • Success for all students can only be achieved with a shared, voluntary and clear commitment across the network of partners.

Our Role

We focus on the cardle to career continuum, which includes academic and technical skills; career exposure and experiences; social emotional learning; and civic engagement.

  • We engage, align and coordinate community resources to set goals, define priorities and close gaps.
  • We create awareness and urgency around PFSS and student success within the community.
  • We advocate for financial support and resources around student success.
  • We monitor and measure progress against the community goals and priorities.

We don't develop and execute programs (we work with partners who develop and execute) and we are not a governing board for the school districts or other organizations.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Every child is prepared to be a lifelong learner.
  • Every student succeeds in school.
  • Every student is ready for career training or post-secondary education.
  • Every student is ready for a career.



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