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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We had a great Dakota County Connections meeting this week! Thank you to Senator Joni Albrecht for joining us! ... See MoreSee Less

“Bring Up Nebraska”Dakota County Connections had a wonderful turnout thanks to the hard work of JoAnn Gieselman Coordinator for DCC! Great meeting with lots of support from the communities involved.

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Halloween Party!

October 24, 2017, 6:00pm - October 24, 2017, 7:30pm

Come in costume, enjoy a story, scavenger hunt, games and more!

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Don't miss Heartland Counseling Services Inc. Trunk or Treat event coming up on October 24! 🎃 ... See MoreSee Less

Trunk or Treat

October 24, 2017, 5:30pm - October 24, 2017, 6:30pm

Join us for candy, fun and games!

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