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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Family Storytime is back in time for Fire Safety Month! Join us at the Sioux City Public Library and meet local firefighters from Sioux City Fire Rescue, and explore their fire engine! ➡️ bit.ly/2DRoOHT ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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This Saturday, Sioux City Barnes and Noble is having a Storytime for kids to learn more about Neil Armstrong. For $4 you can enjoy a snack, juice, and a good book. ➡️ bit.ly/2Q7y2kt ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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