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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Take advantage of Northeast Community College free Visiting Lecture Series! Each week they feature a different speaker with diverse backgrounds with great stories to tell! ... See MoreSee Less

Visiting Lecture Series, South Sioux City Campus

January 19, 2018, 1:00pm - January 19, 2018, 2:30pm

This new, free Visiting Lectures Series is part of TGIF (Trending Topics, Great Gatherings, Insightful Information, Friday Fun) at Northeast’s South Sioux City Extended Campus. It is designed for the general public and is filled with speakers who have diverse backgrounds with great stories to tell! Please plan to attend for a Friday afternoon of fun at Northeast. Refreshments provided. 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 126 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE January 19 -Dr. Jeff Hart Dr. Jeff Hart will tell the story of what is was like to grow up as the grandson of the famous lawman “Two-Gun-Hart” and also have an infamous gangster for a Great Uncle - Al Capone. February 16 -Travis Morgan Morgan will explain how choosing a community college impacted his life and how different career paths have gotten him to where he is today. March 16 - Pam Miller Miller will speak about women who are tackling roles in fields that historically are dominated by men. She is the director of industry and investor relations at Siouxland Ethanol, LLC. April 13 Erica DeLeon DeLeon is the director of One Siouxland and sits on several board committees. She will be speaking about the economic, civic and cultural aspects of the Hispanic population in the Siouxland Region. May 18 - Jake Rains Jake Rains is a drone pilot and photographer. Rains will be discussing the future of drones in various areas such as broadcasting, criminal justice, agriculture, and medical services. For more information call (402) 241-6402 or email Dawn at dawn@northeast.edu

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Preschool Early Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year For preschool students who have reached age 4 on or before July 31, 2018 and for all students who live in the South Sioux City Community School District. Please select one of these registration dates: • Wednesday, February 7th - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. • Thursday, February 8th – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. • Thursday, February 8th - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. E.N. Swett Elementary - 2300 C Street - SSC

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Escape the cold and stop by for Storybook Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum this week! ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Storybook Adventures "The Mitten"

January 4, 2018, 5:30pm - January 4, 2018, 6:30pm

Brrrr! Escape the cold and join us as we read “The Mitten.” Children will create mitten art, explore why we wear mittens in the cold, and retell the story using animals from the book.

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