Collective Impact worked with KEYS 4 HealthyKids to help early childhood stakeholders recognize assets and resources available for children's health in West Virginia, identify issues and concerns that are impeding progress and improvement in children's health in early care, and identify ways to increase interest and investment in children's health focusing on the whole child.
"Bruce Decker was assigned to the City of Shinnston as our Community Coach during our participation in Federal Home Loan Bank's Blueprint Communities Program. Our team was very new to the concept of community development and Bruce was an integral part of bringing us around to the highly effective team we are today. Particularly while facilitating our efforts to write a strategic plan for the City of Shinnston, Bruce was incredibly skilled in drawing from us OUR ideas of what we wanted Shinnston to become and the steps to get us there. Our plan won an award in the course of the program and is currently undergoing its third update as we accomplish one goal after another." ~ Debra Herndon, City Manager, City of Shinnston, WV