New Job Opening with ReadyNation

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We are seeking a dynamic organizer to join our team working to grow the economy and strengthen tomorrow’s workforce through effective investments in children. This senior associate position, located in Washington, D.C., requires at least 5 years experience working in a relevant position, such as an advocacy campaign, child and family policy, business membership organization, or public interest sector. Join this exciting initiative to improve the workforce of the future. Click here for more information.

ReadyNation/America's Edge Becomes ReadyNation

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In February we were pleased to announce the merger of ReadyNation and America’s Edge, creating the preeminent national initiative that mobilizes business leaders to strengthen the economy through effective investments in children and youth. The merged entity will now be called ReadyNation, with the work of both organizations continuing under that name. The combined organization has more than 1,100 business members in more than 40 states. Click here to view the full announcement.

June 20 Webinar - State and Federal Pay for Success Legislation

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ReadyNation and the Institute for Child Success held a webinar on June 20, 2014, at 11:00 am ET on state and federal legislation on Pay for Success (PFS) financing methods. Both Utah and Massachusetts have passed PFS legislation. The Federal Government and several other states are poised to follow suit. Speakers included experts from these states, as well as a staff representative from the office of U.S. Representative Todd Young, who is likely to introduce the federal legislation. 

Recent Business Leader Actions

Business and civic leaders in the states lead the way in protecting and strengthening smart investments in young children:

Illinois: Two ReadyNation members discussed how cuts to child care in Illinois would negatively affect employers and parents alike. 

Business Champions

Mara Aspinall
Mara Aspinall

President and CEO


Business leaders need to be the unlikely allies for children and be willing to proactively help find sustainable revenue for early education.

View the full profile of Mara Aspinall

View the full list of Business Champions

ReadyNation is currently funded by:

Alliance for Early Success, Anne M. Mulcahy, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Charles Butt, Community Products, LLC, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, Robert Dugger, Dwoskin Family Foundation, Early Care and Education Consortium, Early Childhood Investment Corporation, Phillip Wm. Fisher, George Gund FoundationH-E-B, Heising Simons Foundation, Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, James E. Rohr, JP Morgan Chase, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Mary Black Foundation, Philip A. Peterson, The Pew Charitable TrustsPotts Family Foundation, Pritzker Children's Initiative, Roy Bostock, The Schumann Fund for New Jersey, The Taub Foundation, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The Zollar Family Fund, Trian Fund Management, The Turrell FundUnited Way of Central Indiana, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Welborn Baptist Foundation, and James M. Zimmerman

View the funders page for a list of all funders, past and present.