Our current system of programs and services are largely either adult-centered or child-centered. Currently, families face a network of services that is difficult to navigate with many confusing and complex roads to resources:
The difficulty in navigating these complex systems, from education and healthcare to government assistance and community programs, can keep a family trapped in poverty.
Collective Impact brings partners together to significantly shift the needle on social issues through intentional, measurable collaboration.
It fundamentally changes the way community partners collaborate by utilizing five conditions: shared understanding of the work (common agenda), common progress measures (shared measurement plan), coordinated plan of strategies/activities (mutually reinforcing activities), communication plan between partners (continuous communication), and supporting infrastructure of staff or a central organization (backbone support).
Momentum toward Collective Impact is building across the nation. Hundreds of initiatives—
many in the United way system—
are using this approach, including several federal programs such as the 2014 Social Innovation Fund and programs of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: The Collective Impact Forum, 2015). Learn more about Collective Impact at www.collectiveimpactforum.org
CURRENT APPROACH > CORE COLLABORATIVE APPROACH > FAMILY SUCCESS
A collaborative partnership or “Collaborative” is a formalized group of cross-sector partners utilizing a 2-Generational approach and the conditions of collective impact.