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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2017 Tour of Homes

November 16, 2017, 11:00am - November 18, 2017, 4:00pm

Kick off the holiday season with the 2017 Tour of Homes, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland! On November 16th, 17th and 18th, you can explore six beautiful homes on the Northside of Sioux City, designed by local interior design artists and firms to fit each homeowner's style. This is an event you won't want to miss! Before the tour begins, please join us at Central Baptist Church (4001 Indian Hills Drive) to check in, have refreshments, and browse our silent auction items. To add to the fun, we are doing something new this year.. we are giving away a fully decorated Christmas tree, courtesy of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland staff and board, in our Glitter and Glow Raffle! Tickets are just $20 each, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, November 18th at 4:30! Tickets for the raffle may be purchased along with your tour tickets, as well as the gathering area during the event. Tickets for the tour on Thursday and Friday are $30 per person, and tickets for the tour on Saturday are $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling us at 712-226-TOUR (8687).

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Family Fun Night

November 9, 2017, 5:30pm - November 9, 2017, 6:30pm

Family fun night this month will feature some Turkey fun! Make a turkey, corn hole, tower topple, ball maze and more. Come gobble up a great time at Family Fun night! This event is free with paid admission or family membership.

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