First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) is the lead agency, working together with 4 other participating partner communities, including Alameda County, CA, Orange County, CA and Boston, MA. They have contracted with Collective Impact to assist in implementing a “Research to Action” grant to establish the effectiveness of playgroups in the continuum of care for serving young children (birth to three) and their families.
Collective Impact worked with CSJ Ministries to provide organizational assessment services for one of its member ministries, Holy Family Child Care and Development Center. The focus of this work was to assess the current and future sustainability of the Center and provide recommendations for moving the Center forward.
"Collective Impact collaborated with us in designing and leading a statewide training for the network of Family Resource Centers in West Virginia. Throughout the twists and turns of design and fulfillment of our 2-day training, we were fortunate to work with a team of consultants who were professional, client-focused, flexible, effective, interactive, strength-based, positive, and connected. All provided in an atmosphere of fun and with a mindfulness of varied learning styles. We left our meeting with a renewed energy of cohesiveness, coupled with action steps and concrete ideas to move forward. The success of our training would not have been possible without the insight and effectiveness of Collective Impact." ~ Genny Ferri, Community Partnership Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia - a project of TEAM For West Virginia Children, Inc.