UPDATE: The 2017-2019 Youth Development Council Request for Applications will be announced by the close of business on February 27, 2017, and will remain open for six weeks.
The Youth Development Council is pleased to present the 2017-2019 Collective Impact Webinar Training, which you may access by clicking on the YouTube arrow above. The first 30 minutes is hosted by YDC Staff, putting into context the upcoming biennial Request for Applications process, and the importance of communities to be implementing and/or strengthening your youth-focused Collective Impact partnerships.
Along with the training, you may also want to view or print several accompanying documents. The first is the YDC’s PowerPoint. (Be aware that you will be viewing the PowerPoint presentations and activities tools during the training.)
The bulk of the training (the remaining three hours) is hosted by Education Northwest consultants Julie Petrokubi and Aurora Moore, as well as by Liz Weaver from Tamarack Institute. You will want to print off their Activities and Tools before starting the training. Their Collective Impact PowerPoint will be referenced repeatedly as well, however you will be able to see their document during the training.
Any questions regarding Collective Impact can be sent directly to the trainers. We have ensured the trainers will be available to answer your specific questions through the month of March. They can be reached at the contact information provided below:
Julie Petrokubi may be reached at Julie.Petrokubi@educationnorthwest.org or at 503.275.9649 or 800.547.6339 and Aurora Moore’s email is Aurora.Moore@educationnorthwest.org or at 800.547.6339.
Questions on Collective Impact can also be directed to Bobby Bridges, the YDC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 503-947-5909 or 503-881-9882. You may also ask questions of the YDC’s Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Abraham Magana at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-378-5176.
Questions on the RFA process will go to Bill Hansell, the YDC’s Youth Policy Analyst at email@example.com or at 503-378-2704. NOTE: The RFAs will be announced NO SOONER THAN FEBRUARY 17.
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The YDC invests in programs that work with the youth and families they serve as well as other programs and institutions within their community, each with a specific goal working toward the success of youth who need it most. This work needs to be intentional, a true partnership from all involved to ensure that the problems and solutions to those problems are correctly identified and implemented: programs that assist people who are not in power, allowing them to hold positions where their voice is not just heard, but acted upon. Programs using this methodology don’t just work in collaboration with others but instead work collectively.
Collective Impact asks organizations to coordinate their efforts and work together with the community around clearly defined and agreed-upon goals to create long-lasting solutions to social problems on a larger scale. Some communities had a form of Collective Impact methodology already in place and due to considerations of culture and region, Collective Impact may not look the same for every community.
Stanford Social Innovation Review (Collective Impact)
Describes Collective Impact and what is needed for its success.
National Standards for Community Engagement
Discusses best practices guidance regarding engagement between communities and public agencies.