Collective Impact is a framework to promote social change with cross-sector collaborations. Partners work together to promote a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, with support from a backbone organization to increase the impact of their efforts to address complex issues (Kania & Kramer, 2011).
The Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaboration utilizes partnerships with government, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, philanthropic organizations, businesses, and citizens.
Examples of TVAPC Collaborations include:
- TVAPC / EBHO / All In Alameda County collaborated to provide community education forums.
- TVAPC collaborated with CAPE Head Start to conduct Community Listening Sessions.
- TVAPC Housing Committee conducted a Community Needs Assessment to obtain information about Tri-Valley housing needs and plans across Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton.
- Asbury United Methodist Church added meal service for two additional days per week for Open Heart Kitchen.
- Stanford/Valley Care coordinated temporary food storage and meal assembly location for Open Heart Kitchen.
- Axis Community Health added monthly food distribution, including fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Marilyn Ave Elementary School provided cooking education, diapers, food distribution and literacy materials in partnership with Axis Community Health, ACCFB and Child Care Links.
For more information, visit http://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact