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Collective impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for addressing a specific social or environmental problem. Traditionally, efforts to address problems have focused on “isolated impact” – scaling or replicating single approaches, initiatives or organizations. Collective impact argues that this approach is inadequate for many problems. It provides a framework for actors from business, government, health, education, and civil society to align and coordinate their efforts to create large-scale, lasting, systems-level social change.

Dakota County Connections is a community collaborative in Dakota County, Nebraska that unites partners from many different community agencies for the single purpose of improving the quality of life and social-emotional well-being of children and families in the community. The combined expertise and resources of the community partners, the financial and professional support of Nebraska Children & Families Foundation, and the facilitation and fiscal services provided by Siouxland Human Investment Partnership ensure a successful organization that is having an impact on families.

Dakota County Connections serves the following towns and cities in Dakota and Thurston Counties: Dakota City, South Sioux City, Emerson, Homer, Hubbard, Jackson, Pender, Rosalie, Thurston, Walthill, Winnebago.

Mission Statement

The mission of the collaboration is: “Our children will have a safe and healthy community, with a network of caring adults that will link family, school and community”.

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Fill your belly and warm your heart at Kids Café, open Mondays, and Fridays from 4-6pm. ... See MoreSee Less

If you need a meal, or know someone who does, Kids café open Mondays and Fridays 4-6pm Location: St. Paul United Methodist Church 2003 A Street South Sioux City, NE You do not have to be a member of this church to participate. KIDS EAT FREE Adults free will donation.

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Thank you to all who attended our February 8th meeting. We were so fortunate to have had such informative and interesting speakers from Nebraska Appleseed, Immigrant Legal Center & WellCare Health Plans.

Thank you again.Your participation made it another fantastic collaboration!
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Thank you to all who attended our February 8th meeting. We were so fortunate to have had such informative and interesting speakers from @[85054374416:274:Nebraska Appleseed], @[161475200601421:274:Immigrant Legal Center] & @[329284740510398:274:WellCare Health Plans]. Thank you again.Your participation made it another fantastic collaboration!

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