We invite you to read our 2018 DEI Plan, which includes both internal goals for staff awareness and skill building, as well as external goals around the way we work with stakeholders, partners, and clients. We aim to infuse DEI into our language, behaviors, tools, approaches, products, processes, and policies.
When Backbone Organizations Become the Funder- The Use of Fiscal Intermediaries
This new article from The Foundation Review, by Jewlya Lynn, Kirsten Breckenridge, Ashley Denault, and Chris Marvin looks at the challenges and opportunities that arise when backbone organizations become fiscal intermediaries in the collective impact context. It uses examples from the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative, and Got Your 6, a collective-impact campaign that seeks to bridge the civilian-military divide and draws on learning from funders of the initiatives, backbone organizations, and the initiatives’ partners."
This is the first of four briefs developed as part of The Colorado Trust's Early Childhood Council Health Integration Evaluation. The evaluation focus was on building a more integrated system of care at the local level by linking child health services to other early childhood services. This brief examines data use and shared accountability, which grantees identified early on as a topic relevant to systems-building work.
Truancy Problem Solving Courts in Colorado: A Case Study
The Truancy Problem Solving Court (TPSC) Case Study illustrates the process and experiences of the three courts presenting similarities and differences, highlighting lessons learned, and offering guidance to judicial districts interested in the use or exploration of a TPSC. The case study looks at three pilot sites in Colorado: Jefferson County; Otero, Crowley, and Bent Counties; and Aurora Public Schools.
Preventing Truancy in Colorado focuses on Radical Possibilities, a prevention pilot run by La Plata Youth Services, providing an overview of community in school partnerships and the importance of the community in addressing truancy, as well as the process and experiences of Radical Possibilities. The purpose of the pilot is to learn and document the causal factors of truancy, effective prevention strategies to keep youth in school and on track, academically and socially while increasing school and student engagement, and the systems changes needed to successfully address truancy.