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.
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”.
We had an incredible meeting on April 12th with special guests the First Lady Susanne Shore, Federal Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner, and State Senator... Read More »
On Thursday, April 12, 2018 First Lady Susanne Shore and Jerry Milner, who as Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families serves as the... Read More »
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... Read More »
Thank you to all who attended our February 8th meeting. We were so fortunate to have had such informative and interesting speakers from Nebraska Appleseed,... Read More »
Go to www.nebraskaimpact.com for volunteer opportunities or get involved with your local collaborative. Provide a financial gift to a... Read More »
Dakota County Connections had a display up in the South Sioux City Library. The display shared information about the different services the program... Read More »
This brief video explains the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, the groundbreaking research revealing the link between childhood... Read More »
Attention Single Parents! Are you ready to continue you education, but you need financial assistance? Scholarships & Certification Grants awarded... Read More »
October is SIDS Awareness Month. Read on to learn more about safe infant sleep and tips that families, early care and education providers can take to help... Read More »
Check out Parent Child Interaction Therapy of Siouxland on YouTube! PCIT of Siouxland is an organization that utilizes the treatment of Parent-Child... Read More »