Insights from a Collective Impact initiative in Australia

In August 2014 David Lilley, on behalf of United Way Australia, began scoping a Collective Impact initiative in Mt Druitt Western Sydney. Within the Mt Druitt postcode (2770), approximately one in three children still start school each year identified as ‘developmentally vulnerable’, despite decades of investment and hundreds of services…

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Holding our collective nerve… an active case study as kids take control

A guest blog by Dr Karin Mac Arthur, Community Partnership Broker, South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum. The 100+ organisations involved in Western Australia’s South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum (SWMPF) are bracing ourselves as a group of kids take over command of one of our showcase collective impact projects. All the…

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Macarthur Youth Commitment 2001-2006 – a collective impact initiative before the term existed

Peter Raymond, DPC Regional Liaison Officer, shares an overview of the Macarthur Youth Commitment (MYC), a collective impact initiative from 2001.  This case study includes extensive links to the resources used and created by MYC, who have kindly allowed them to be circulated via Collaboration for Impact. I have found it…

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Education Benalla

The Education Benalla Program, a collective impact initiative located in Benalla, Victoria, seeks to increase the education and completion rates of the community’s 17 to 24 years old to at least the Victorian average by 2030. The initiative was launched in 2010 and takes its roots in studies conducted by…

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An Australian Collective Impact initiative tackling homelessness

An Australia collective impact initiative tackling homelessness in Woolloomooloo, Sydney The 90 Homes for 90 Lives initiative started in 2010. The project developed from a meeting between Doug Taylor, CEO of United Way Australia, and Liz Giles, at the time Manager of the Homelessness Unit, City of Sydney, and a shared interest…

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Substance abuse reduction for young people in Franklin County

The Communities that Care Coalition is a collective impact initiative reducing substance abuse and improving well-being for teens in 30 towns in rural Western Massachusetts. To read more about this collective impact journey, please read the case study in the PDF below Substance abuse reduction for Young People in Franklin_County

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