Collective Impact is working with the Colorado Department of Public Health to provide consultation services to the Colorado Essentials for Childhood Leadership Action Team on strategic use of the “Connect the Dots” approach to shift community norms around children and families and to increase connections across multiple ongoing initiatives. “Connect the Dots” is a fast-growing grassroots initiative to develop and promote a variety of actions that can be taken by individuals, groups, and organizations, communities, and policymakers to transform the culture of how children and families are supported in society. Colorado is one of five (5) states to be awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the five-year Essentials for Childhood project.
Collective Impact used our signature Community Design Innovations model to work with the Lincoln County Early Childhood Collaborative to develop a comprehensive community-based strategic plan. The strategies identified in the plan aim to build the collaborative's capacity and strengthen the community infrastructure that supports the various early childhood resources and services available to families. Click here to see the plan!
“We have hired Collective Impact to provide a variety of services including facilitation, strategic planning, and training. They are consummate professionals, providing what we asked for, working with us to make sure our needs are met, and providing excellent follow through. They bring a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to their work, as well as creativity and thinking outside the box. We look forward to working with them again!” ~ Laurie McKeown, Coordinator, TEAM (Together Eliminating Abuse and Maltreatment) for West Virginia Children