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Webinar

Building an Early Learning Community: Orientation to the Digital Progress Rating Tool

January 2020

In this webinar, attendees learned about the building blocks of an Early Learning Community and learn how to use exciting new, free tools that can help you assess your current efforts and build an action plan.

Webinar

Building Blocks for Early Learning Communities

January 2020

This webinar focused on a new digital tool available for communities to assess and improve upon their efforts to work across systems to become an Early Learning Community - and learn about how the building blocks of Early Learning Communities point us toward opportunities to help families build protective factors throughout our communities.

Webinar

Building Strong Local Alliances to Support Your PN-3 Agenda

August 2019

This presentation provided community engagement strategies for sharing power and building allies to help advance work in the prenatal-to-three space. Presenters shared frameworks for community engagement which increase levels of impact, trust and communication as well as what it takes to create conditions for full engagement where all participants feel welcomed, supported, and respected for their unique contributions.

Brief

Best Practice Brief: Integrating the Promotores Model to Strengthen Community Partnerships

January 2019

This issue brief is meant to provide community leaders and their partner organizations with a deeper understanding of the Promotor Model, including its purpose, history, and contributions to community capacity building efforts.

(27 pp)

Report

Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: getREAL in Allegheny County

April 2019

This report details an Institutional Analysis conducted by CSSP in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA) and examines institutional changes that have occurred on the county's journey to better support LGBTQ+ children in care. The IA also captured some of the current experiences of LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families who interact with the child welfare system since the implementation of getREAL.

(12 pp)

 

Report

Best Start Communities and Capacity Building in Action

January 2019

This report explores the work of four of the Best Start Communities at a key transitional moment: as they prepare to end their relationships with the Capacity Builders who helped support them through critical years of development, and engage with new regional and local partners in their work.

(23 pp)

Brief

Best Practice Brief: Using Results-Based Accountability for Performance Accountability with Community Partnerships

January 2019

This issue brief is focused on how a results-based approach to community planning and action can be an important tool to help communities focus and accelerate their efforts to improve outcomes for children and families.

(13 pp)

Brief

Systems Change Strategies and Resident-led Advocacy

January 2019

This brief identifies six elements or strategies for systems change and names residents as critical partners to achieve and sustain such change.

(25 pp)

Report

Mindful Leadership & Building Community Capacity Strategies and Lessons from Best Start Compton-East Compton

January 2019

This report includes information, recommendations, reflection questions, and sample exercises that residents, collaborative partners, funders, and capacity builders can use or adapt to promote mindful leadership in community change initiatives.

(30 pp)

Report

An Exploration of the Challenges and Opportunities of Financing the Social Mission of Mixed-Income Communities

January 2019

This report explores questions about sustainable financing in the mixed-income context, including what resources can be leveraged from partners and investors to advance human capital and community building priorities.

(14 pp)