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CORE COLLABORATIVES MEASUREMENT & LEARNING CONVERSATION 1
Part 1 of a cross-Collaborative conversation to co-design what CORE success looks like and how we measure and learn collaboratively moving forward. Listen in as we cover 1) What has been used up to this point & perspectives on how well it’s fit, and 2) needs, CORE Principles, and grounding measurement in shared vision. Watch the video.

 

CORE COLLABORATIVES MEASUREMENT & LEARNING CONVERSATION 2
The second in a series of conversations to hone in on frameworks for measurement and learning within the United Way's CORE Collaboratives. Watch the video.

 

 

COMMUNITY INNOVATION & SCALING IN SYSTEMS CHANGE
Our Collaborative is creating new services and initiatives – what’s next?  What is Community Innovation, and how do we scale to create lasting systems change? We discuss how Collaboratives focused on systems change can envision growth and development to address the root causes of issues. Watch the video.

 

BALANCING PROGRAMS WITHIN SYSTEMS CHANGE
We explore the role that programs can play in systems change, and how to keep a systems change mindset as a Collaborative. Watch the video.

 

 


WHY THE EARLY YEARS (0-8) MATTER SERIES
 

The early years of a child’s life builds a foundation that will impact them for years to come. As we learn more about brain development from birth to age 8, it’s become clear that healthy development provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, successful parenting of the next generation, and much more. United Way of Snohomish County partnered with Snohomish County Early Learning Coalition on this series of virtual sessions on Why the Early Years Matter.

Recordings are available on our YouTube page, or visit one of the links below to watch.


CORE SYSTEMS CHANGE LEARNING SERIES
 

United Way of Snohomish County partnered with the Tamarack Institute in 2020 to bring a series of learning opportunities on systems change to organizations involved in the CORE collaborative work. All events were held on Zoom Video Conferencing and feature Sylvia Chuey, Tamarack Institute Consulting Director of Collective Impact Idea Areas.

Recordings are available on our YouTube page, or visit one of the links below to watch.

  1. Navigating Disruptive Times
  2. Exploring the Collective Impact Opportunity
  3. Practicing Authentic Community Engagement
  4. Mobilizing Collaborative Leadership
  5. Community Innovation
  6. Evaluating Community Impact

2-GENERATIONAL APPROACH

United Way of Snohomish County: The Aspen Institute Whole FamilyTHE TWO-GENERATION APPROACH

The Aspen Institute’s policy program and national hub for collaborations, Ascend, is a valuable resource for understanding, implementing and evaluating the 2-Generation Approach. Visit The Aspen Institute's site.
 

United Way of Snohomish County: Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child OutcomesBUILDING ADULT CAPABILITIES TO IMPROVE CHILD OUTCOMES: A THEORY OF CHANGE

This short video from the Frontiers of Innovation elaborates on the importance of building the capabilities of caregivers to foster the learning, health, and behavior of their children. Watch the video.

United Way of Snohomish County: Building Adult Capabilities2GEN TOOLS TO HELP CHILDREN & FAMILIES THRIVE

From the Department of Education, here is a resource for programs serving children and families. Pages 5 & 6 contain a 2-Gen Checklist. Download the PDF.

COLLABORATION

United Way of Snohomish County: Pillars of Collective ImpactCOLLECTIVE IMPACT: FINDING WAYS TO WORK BETTER TOGETHER

Download the Opening Session slide deck that Aimee White presented at the Working Better Together Summit on September 15, 2015.

 

United Way of Snohomish County: Pillars of Collective ImpactCOLLECTIVE IMPACT: COMMON AGENDA
Collective Impact: Common Agenda

Download the Common Agenda slide deck that Aimee White presented at the Working Better Together Summit on September 15, 2015.

United Way of Snohomish County: Shared MeasurementCOLLECTIVE IMPACT: SHARED MEASUREMENT

Download the Shared Measurement slide deck that Jess Jorstad and Megan Farwell presented at the Working Better Together Summit on September 15, 2015.

THREE STEPS FOR ADVANCING EQUITY THROUGH COLLECTIVE IMPACT

From disaggregating data to embedding equity into your backbone structure, Juan Sebastian Arias (Living Cities) and Sheri Brady (Aspen Forum for Community Solutions) highlight key practices you can do to advance equity within your Collective Impact work. Read the blog.

United Way of Snohomish County: Equity Matters in Collective ImpactEQUITY MATTERS IN COLLECTIVE IMPACT

In this powerful keynote address from the 2015 Collective Impact Convening, Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink) shares how imperative it is that Collective Impact initiatives strive to help all community members reach their full potential. Read the blog.

United Way of Snohomish County: How to Partner for ImpactHOW TO PARTNER FOR IMPACT: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF ALIGNING COLLECTIVE IMPACT EFFORTS

How do we get started aligning Collective Impact efforts? Karen Pittman (The Forum for Youth Investment) shares strategies on how to engage and align with other Collective Impact initiatives in your community. Read the blog.

United Way of Snohomish County: Channeling ChangeChanneling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

An in-depth look at how organizations of all types, acting in diverse settings, are implementing a Collective Impact approach to solve large-scale social problems. Read the publication from this Stanford Social Innovation Review.

United Way of Snohomish County: Putting Community in Collective ImpactPutting Community in Collective Impact

Five characteristics of civic culture that Collective Impact efforts must address. Read the publication from this Stanford Social Innovation Review.

United Way of Snohomish County: Tamarak Logo

Collective Impact 3.0

Collective Impact is ever changing and evolving. Tamarack Institutues, Mark Cabaj, and Liz Weaver discuss the next version of this workCollective Impact 3.0. Read the publication.

United Way of Snohomish County: Equity Imperative in Collective ImpactBringing Soul to the Work of Collective Impact

In the second post in a three-part series in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Michael McAfee, vice president for programs and co-director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, shares what he’s learned about how to advance equity within Collective Impact work. Read the full post on SSIR.org.


DATA & RESEARCH


Making Ends Meet Report


The Making Ends Meet report represents an attempt by United Way to better understand both the populations disproportionately impacted by poverty and the critical services helping to keep them afloat. Making Ends Meet is neither a comprehensive overview of poverty in Snohomish County nor a definitive statement on United Way’s funding or impact priorities. Instead, we offer this report as a part of the growing conversation about hardship in our community, and we look forward to learning more about the challenges in and solutions to breaking the cycle of poverty in Snohomish County. Download the report.

A QUICK LOOK AT POVERTY IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY

One in 10 county residents live in poverty.

Children born into poverty typically have children of their own growing up in poverty.

Children born into poor households are three times more likely to drop out of high school.

Families headed by a single female parent are the most likely to experience poverty.

ALICE  is a United Way acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed—those who work hard and earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a basic household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation and health care. Read more about ALICEs.

United Way of Snohomish County: Pillars of Collective ImpactEducation Session: Poverty: Early Learning in Snohomish County PowerPoint

Download the slide deck from the Education session at the November Working Better Together summit.

United Way of Snohomish County: Healthy Early Childhood Action Plan 2015A Healthy Early Childhood Action Plan: Policies for a Lifetime of Well-Being 2015

Trust for America's Health created this report, which highlights more than 40 policy target areas that are key to achieving national goals of reducing toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and improving the lives of millions of children. Read the report.

United Way of Snohomish County: Cost of Living MapWhat Families Need To Get By: EPI’s Family Budget Calculator

While poverty thresholds help to evaluate what it takes for families to live free of serious economic deprivation, the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator offers a broader measure of economic welfare. Use the calculator.

For more information on poverty resources, email info@uwsc.org or call 425.374.5500.
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