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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Looking for an egg-citing family activity this weekend? 🐣🐰

Hop on down to Grandview Park for the KG95 Easter Egg Hunt. The fun starts at 10am.
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KG95 Easter Egg Hunt 2018

March 24, 2018, 10:00am - March 24, 2018, 10:10am

Come out and join us for FREE family fun at the annual KG95 Easter Egg Hunt! Over 25,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes will be up for grabs for children ages 0-10. Plus we’re giving away a Radio Flyer Tricycle and wagon! And of course, the Easter Bunny will be there! It happens on the North Side of Grandview Park at 10am: goo.gl/maps/ivKSnRAF8Q32 The first 300 kids to arrive will receive FREE Bunny Ears brought to you by Float Spa at Massage & Body. Win Awesome Prizes from Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, LaunchPad Children's Museum, Drop Zone Family Fun Center, Sioux City Railroad Museum, @Long Lines Family Rec Center, Jolly Time Koated Kernels, The Wheelhouse Bar & Grill, Chick-fil-A Sergeant Road, Pickled Palette, & BomgaarsSupply. Special thanks to these sponsors: Shane Monahan Photography, PJ Masks Live! 5.16.18 at Orpheum Theatre, CherryBerry Sioux City, Pickled Palette, & Marx Trailer. The KG95 Easter Egg Hunt is made possible by: BomgaarsSupply, Palmer Candy Company, & UnityPoint Health - Sioux City. Learn More: ul.ink/BKT2

3 days ago  ·  

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Bring the family and join the fun! The 10th Annual Sioux City St. Patrick's Day Parade is this Saturday. 🍀🌈 ... See MoreSee Less

Countdown to St. Patrick's Day!

1 week ago  ·  

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Another outstanding collaboration is on the books! Thank you to all who attended our March 8th meeting, and a special thank you to Erica DeLeon for her wonderful presentation on "One Siouxland".

2 weeks ago  ·  

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