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 another extraordinary DCC meeting last Thursday! Lots of great information and conversations!! Thank you so much to Jason Duncan with the Salvation... Read More »
Heartland Counseling Services, Inc. Heartland is hiring 2 full-time mental health practitioners for the SSC Schools. (Student Loan Forgiveness $47,000-52,000.... Read More »
Governor Ricketts held a news conference in May to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month and to celebrate the many accomplishments of the System of Care... Read More »
We had a great meeting on May 10. We heard from Matt Ohman with SHIP, Abbie Engle shared with the group about parents interacting with infants/toddlers (PIWI),... Read More »
Mom’s (Women’s) Night Out-Free for everyone!! Call Women Aware to register by May 10th -712-258-4174 May 16th(Wed.) from 5pm-8pm at Girls Inc. Dinner and... Read More »
Our focus group, Voices for Food, recently placed two new raised gardens around the community to increase the number of fresh foods we have for families. These... Read More »
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 »