Lenawee schools’ Cradle to Career program sets priorities for success

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[SOURCED] Lenawee Cradle to Career – Pathways to Success is a new partnership among school districts and community organizations in Lenawee County, Michigan intended to prepare the area’s youth for success throughout their educational careers. Mark Haag covers the partnership’s recent successes and hopes for the future. Read more by Mark Haag at The Daily […]

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If You’re Trying to Save the World, You Better Stick Together

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[SOURCED] “Today, the average human attention span is eight seconds, or a second shorter than that of a goldfish. Shocking, isn’t it? Perhaps even more shocking, in light of this 21st century fact, is that a Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) article on “collective impact” from 2011 is still that publication’s most-read article, garnering over […]

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CFO awards $120,000 in grants for homeless youths, crime victims, kindergarten readiness and behavioral health

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[SOURCED] “The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded its first-ever Metro Springfield Collective Impact grants January 7, 2016. The Collective Impact is a new cycle in the 2015-16 Metro Springfield grantmaking program. Four projects were selected from among 12 applications to receive nearly $120,000 in funding, according to a news release. This new grant cycle was […]

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Difference makers: Two voices guiding the effort to help the homeless

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[SOURCED] “Two women — masters of listening, empathy and communication — have played integral roles in the Salt Lake region’s daunting mission to end homelessness. Last month, the [Salt Lake] city and county panels came to unanimous consensus to recommend moving from a one-size-fits-all approach to helping the homeless to a plan to build two […]

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Christmas gift to help Salt Lake County serve homeless

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[SOURCED] “Intermountain Healthcare played Santa Claus on December 23, 2015 with a gift of $500,000 to Salt Lake County’s efforts to help the homeless. […] A prime reason Intermountain made the gift, said Mikelle Moore, community benefit vice president, is the initiative adopted recently by Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County known as “collective impact,” […]

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United Way’s collective efforts seek lasting change

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[SOURCED] Jerome Ferson, the president of United Way of Olmsted County, takes some time to share a bit about United Way’s plan for 2016-2018, and how this organization is using Collective Impact to provide much-needed resources in an effective way to residents of Olmsted County in Minnesota. Read more by Jerome Ferson at The Post-Bulletin.