Request for Proposals: Website Development for the Pathways Action Map

Do you have experience developing websites and an interest in early childhood?

NCECF is seeking a qualified contractor to help us build a website for the Pathways Action Map—a new online tool that will help drive actions that improve third grade reading proficiency and child well-being in North Carolina. 

The Pathway Action Map will visualize the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Framework including state and local level activities that are happening in over 40 prioritized Action areas. The Pathways Action Framework was co-created by cross sector partners using a racial equity lens; as a result, many of the Actions are focused on reducing structural racism in NC child and family systems. Actions focus on addressing systems and the needs of the whole child from birth to age eight.  

The website will be used to inform key stakeholders including policymakers, funders, advocates, service providers and community members about where North Carolina is on each of the Pathways Actions. It is intended to help drive advocacy, investment and policymaking to where it is most needed.

Click here to see the Request for Proposals (RFP). Applications are due on July 3, 2020. The work will take place this summer with deliverables due in early September 2020. We are accepting proposals from North Carolina-based contractors at this time. 

Background on the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative

The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative (Pathways) is committed to working towards its vision where all North Carolina children, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade, so that they have the greatest opportunity for life success. Driving Pathways is the foundational belief that together we can realize greater outcomes for young children than any of us can produce on our own. Pathways partners work across disciplines, sectors, systems, and the political aisle. Pathways is an initiative of the NC Early Childhood Foundation in collaboration with NC Child, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., and BEST NC. Learn more here.