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 a fantastic turn out at our November DCC meeting with wonderful presenters and great connections and conversations among partners! We heard from Eldon... Read More »
Dakota County Connections Updates November 2018 What: Optimist’s Soup & Dessert Luncheon, bake sale and raffle Who: South Sioux City Optimists... Read More »
Dakota County Connections Updates October 2018 What: 29th Annual Tri-State Early Childhood Conference Who: Child Care Providers, Preschool Teachers,... Read More »
Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 11 at our monthly meeting. We heard from Sarah Deck with Juvenile Diversion about our DCC community goal,... Read More »
Dakota County Connections Updates September 2018 What: Her Health Women’s Center Diaper Dash Who: Everyone, walkers and runners Where: Crystal Cove, South... Read More »
Thank you to everyone who attended on September 13, what a wonderful meeting. We had Rebecca Krohn with the Siouxland Community Foundation and Heather Hennings... Read More »
Makerspace Now thru August 13th, 2018. What is a Makerspace? It is a work space for making learning, exploring and sharing tools and equipment. It is... Read More »
Thank you to everyone who could join us for our August 9 meeting. It was a fantastic meeting with highlights from two of our focus groups, Matt Ohman presented... Read More »
We had a fantastic Dakota County Connections meeting on July 12th! The collaboration and it’s wonderful partners continue to grow in number every month.... Read More »
South Sioux City Chamber Speed Networking July 19th, Noon to 1:00 pm at the Delta Hotel Food Bank at 1st Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC First and Third... Read More »