National Policy Consensus Center

Regional Achievement Collaboratives

Working with program directors at the National Policy Consensus Center and the Oregon Education Investment Board, Upswell designed and developed a website for the Regional Achievement Collaboratives initiative. The initiative consists of a state-wide partnership of organizations seeking to improve student outcomes in their respective areas of service. The website is a resource tool for these organizations, highlighting the community, business, and educations connections, promoting thought leadership and best practices, and helping support communications between the collaboratives.

Upswell developed a design process to surface needs and requirements, synthesizing this research into a website strategy and information architecture. We developed a RAC brand to present a unified partnership and a mobile-first platform that busy staff at each RAC can use on the go.

A view on communities collaborating toward Oregon’s 40-40-20 vision for education.

A mobile-first approach facilitates use of the resource.
The site includes stories that promote relevant news, ideas, and lessons-learned.
Initiative members have access to resource database.
Brand design explorations to investigate concepts of unity.


  • Portland, OR


  • 2014