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1 Apply the Collective Impact Model to create Sustainable and Strategic Partnerships Rose Gundersen, E.J.D. Co-founder and Executive Director

2 Network of anti-slavery activists & safe houses = Freedom Railroad Harriet Tubman (1822 –1913)

3 American Dream I live the Dream

4 Shattered Dream Threats of violence on victims & family overseas Debt bondage with visas withheld Modern-day Slavery

5 Our Daughters College and Career Underage WA teen rescued in Portland 80% of human trafficking victims are women and children At least 100,000 domestic minors are exploited as sex trafficking victims Study estimates that 90% of prostituted people (regardless of age) are trafficked by pimps Brutality & Hunger

6 WA State is awarded 1 st in law of all 50 states LONG-TERM goals: Comprehensive Law Comprehensive Prevention Our Work:

7 Are we still carrying our own puzzle piece? Are we having difficulty fitting with one another?

8 Collective Impacts Five Conditions to Solve Complex Social Issues 1.A Common Agenda 2.A Shared Measurement System 3.Mutually Reinforcing Activities 4.Continuous Communication 5.Backbone Support Organizations

9 Shape-Up Somerville, MA Campaigns Vision: to greatly reduce childhood obesity in Somerville, MA Scope: 1 st -3 rd Graders Before, During, and After school combined approach. Created two primary goals for all different facets to work toward: Increase exercise by 125kcal/day A sustainable program to change lifestyle 3 Phases / 3-year plan Community-wide program with many sectors involved


11 List of Community Partners Tufts University Somerville Public Schools Somerville Youth Network MA Dept. of Health Cambridge Health Alliance Institute for Community Health Groundwork Somerville Active Living by Design

12 What made Somerville work? Willingness to embrace changes at all levels Continuous communication, education, & training Modeling and Reinforcement of Governmental and Community Policies Collaborations and partnerships with schools, community leaders, parents and community groups. Continuous reinvestment in program facilities, equipment and infrastructure. Grant Funding: Shape Up Somerville, PEP, Growing Health Planning and a positive, proactive approach to problem solving Always keeping the kids (or those you are serving) first

13 How do their conditions match with our the Five Conditions? 1.Common Agenda- All groups worked towards common goal of – increased physical activity – create sustainable infrastructure encouraging activity and healthy eating – Always keeping the kids (or those you are serving) first 2.Shared Measurement: Agreed upon measure to determine effectiveness: – Kcal/day used to measure increase in activity 3.Mutually Reinforcing Activities – Before/During/Afterschool all reinforced common ideals cumulatively combating obesity. – Modeling and Reinforcement of Governmental and Community Policies 4.Continuous Communication – Scheduled check-ins and meetings to assess success and adjust plans – Continuous communication, education, & training 5.Backbone Support Organizations – Researchers and Students did not implement programs but were responsible for organizing and coordinating a variety of efforts to stimulate programs. – Collaborations and partnerships with schools, community leaders, parents and community groups.

14 The Elizabeth River Project Collective impact approach to restore a river in Portsmouth, VA – Industries, Businesses, Schools, Municipalities, Federal Government, and Non-profits Uses demographic-specific programs to target multi-sectors – River Stars and River Stars Schools, River Otter Society, The Learning Barge, Adult Education Guiding Principals: – Build strong partnerships through a collaborative approach. – Incorporate public education into every action. – Plan proactively to reduce the impacts of rising sea levels. – Monitor progress in each action area, using "indicators" tracked against a baseline. – Promote environmental justice for all stakeholders. and Watershed Report 2008

15 Steps Towards Progress Year-by-year Road Map and step-by-step achievable action plan in place: – Seven Steps including: Sediment clean up, restoring wetlands, oysters, and forests, increase oxygen levels, reduce harmful bacteria, environmental responsibility for business and development, integrate policies and regulations, create a call to action with roles for all. – Details specific challenge, deadline goals (2014 & 2020), and possible solutions and actions to achieve desired results. Watershed Report 2008 Steps Towards Progress

16 KnowledgeWorks – an initiative to transform education in the US Vision: – Students are prepared for tomorrows challenges with the ability to create, adapt and solve problems Goals: – To effect meaningful policy and structural change (to support the reform) at local and state levels, and – To ensure change can survive across time and political shifts (sustainability). Emphasis: – Not just to change an isolated school, but the structure within which education operates

17 The Strive Model - Cincinnati, OH (a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks) Education Coalition: – Connects leaders at all levels and across all sectors in a community (Cradle to Career) – Over 300 groups: philanthropies, colleges, public agencies, non-profits, and businesses) – United around a common vision for education and a set of student outcomes (goals, measurements and results)

18 Student Road Map a shared agenda developed together

19 The Strive Model Public policy and school support reform: – Improves systems and services by promoting collaboration and data-driven decision making – Implements action plans of high impact strategies effectively and efficiently Advocacy: – Advocates for public and private resources to support what works for children

20 Strive Partnership in Cincinnati Outcome 1 : – Increased graduation and college enrollment rates – Better kindergarten preparation (readiness) – Student and family area support Impact – Strive Network ( – It is working with university anchors in nine other cities to implement partnerships based on the Strive framework. 1: study/cincy-strive

21 The Strive Network Benefit: Enables members to share expertise, identify and adapt programs that work and develop effective tools and resources that can be brought to bear on specific challenges. (

22 Details of Strive Partnerships Five Conditions 1.Common Agenda – Increasing kindergarten readiness; supporting students inside and outside of school; providing academic help; encouraging students to graduate and enroll in college, and complete college well prepared to enter the workforce and succeed. 2.Shared Measurements – 54 data-based, shared measurements: e.g. High school graduation rates, college enrollment rates, test scores, pre-school readiness data, etc. that indicate progress at 5 major points for a student between kindergarten and workforce readiness. 3.Mutually Reinforcing Activities – Strive assigns specific tasks for individual partners in alignment with community-level indicators, identifies data needed to monitor progress, and sets annual program performance goals. 4.Continuous Communication – Interaction between Strive professional staff and partners – Annual reporting to demonstrate partners progress and increase accountability 5.Backbone Support Organizations – KnowledgeWorks, support staff, guided by an executive committee that includes corporate CEOs, leaders of corporate and private foundations, the superintendents of five local school systems, presidents of local universities, and executive directors of the most influential education nonprofits and advocacy groups. – functions as an intermediary and executes on those decisions. – works with service providers to help them continuously improve their outcomes. It advocates for its policy agenda to align community giving around its priorities.

23 Mars Chocolate Company Primary Goal: A Revitalized Cocoa Sector in Cote dIvoire Objectives: Build capacity of intermediary organizations to work with farmers in each community on the following: 1.Set up Farmer Field Schools 2.Improve communities financial management 3.Adoption of sustainable land management 4.Implement literacy programs 5.Educate and Sensitize communities in health issues like HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria etc. 6.Identify and Implement measure to eliminate abusive labor practices

24 Key Components Communities develop their own community action plan and set their own priorities for its implementation Deliver training, material, planning and management skills to build the respective constructions and capacities In all instances, iMPACT works through collaboration with relevant government institutions (the Ministries for Agriculture, Health and Education) – Collaboration ensures capacity building not only in the communities but also in the public sector, and – Concerted effort ensures the sustainability.

25 Partners: existing Intermediary Organizations Mars Chocolate Partners International Cocoa Initiative (labor issue) IFESH (sustainable education) Sustainable Tree Crop Programme Rainforest Alliance (Certification of cocoa) Africare (Healthcare) German Technical Cooperation (bus mgmt of farm)

26 40,000 People impacted 70% of farmers adopted sustainable agricultural practices Measured improvement in cocoa quality, productivity, and income Decreased child labor and improved education 75% follow recommendations for HIV/AIDS prevention Results after 3 years

27 How does their project align with the five conditions? 1.Common Agenda – Mars Chocolate funded the programs implemented by the many different organizations and therefore maintained a cohesive campaign 2.Shared Measurement – Their studies used agreed upon measures, and having interim goals along the way helps to keep pace and assess progress being made 3. Mutually Reinforcing Activities – Each sub-section worked to support and encourage the other programs and goals. 4. Continuous Communication – Regular meetings, focus groups, adjustments 5. Backbone Support Organizations – Mars chocolate established both a Mars chocolate position to oversee the project as well as government agents whose sole role was oversight and assessment of the program

28 Inspiration and Intrigues? What intrigues you about the examples shared? Are you inspired by these examples and how? Interested in developing a collective model for combating human trafficking? What will it look like?

29 WA Engage as the Hub, Broker, Connector Federal Way Thurston County Kittitas County Tri-Cities Yakima Other communities Result: Impact Multiplication and Sustainability

30 Assessment Surveys will raise awareness and establish baselines: Qualify understanding Quantity awareness and training needs Collect anecdotal and quantifiable data Identify current and potential resources Prevention Kit Assess and broker tool and best practices for relevancy and delivery to communities Develop community based tools and support system Network and document and assess successes and challenges to improve and replicate

31 Map out allies in Federal Way and South King County? City Vision Other municipalities Law Enforcement Schools Boys and Girls Club Service groups Shelters Job training ProtectionPrevention Partner- ships Prosecution

32 Executive Director/Co-founder: Rose Gundersen, E.J.D rose@waengage.comrose@waengage.com360-561-7616 Board President/Community Associate: Brenda Oliver Join the Movement website:

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