The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project partners with Indicator Area Leaders to improve outcomes in each of its seven Indicator Areas. These organizations set improvement goals based on indicator data and lead individuals, businesses and community groups to coordinate efforts and information, thus facilitating steady progress in quality of life improvement.
The Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) serves as the Indicator Area Leader for the Education Indicator Area. SAM convenes a group of professional and nonprofit groups working together to improve education outcomes in Spartanburg County. SAM coordinates their efforts through an advisory council. They have developed goals in education priority areas. Each priority area's work is guided by a Collaborative Action Network (CAN).