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  Building Brighter Futures & Promoting Child Wellbeing  

Setting Priorities Grounded in Our Values

The Collaboration Council values active and authentic youth engagement, the contribution of strong families in the well-being of children, and the importance of ensuring all people regardless of their individual identities or social group memberships, have equitable opportunities to achieve success. The Collaboration Council’s current agenda is to promote access to care, ensure all youth have a successful transition to adulthood, and build equitable opportunities for all children and youth to thrive.

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Access to Care

Promote access to mental health and behavioral health services for children and youth most at risk.

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Youth Development

Ensure the successful transition to adulthood for all youth.

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Social Justice

Build equitable opportunities for all children and youth to thrive.

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Driving Change in Our Community

Designated as a Local Management Board, the Collaboration Council’s purpose is to be a local catalyst and nonpartisan broker of public and private dollars where agencies and other groups collaborate and invest to achieve positive results in the community.


  • Engage Leaders and convene key stakeholders
  • Create strategic alliances with a common agenda
  • Form public-private partnerships, coalitions, and focus groups

and Planning

  • Identify gaps in services
  • Assess community needs
  • Discover opportunities to maximize resources for the greatest impact


  • Identify shared goals and common outcomes
  • Coordinate community-wide solutions and integrate services
  • Maximize funding
  • Provide contract oversight and ensure program fidelity


  • Track the availability and quality of programs
  • Evaluate the collective impact of the system of services and supports
  • Monitor program performance


  • Connect professionals and share knowledge
  • Offer professional development
  • Deliver technical assistance

Working to Achieve Positive Results

The Collaboration Council promotes the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships with local agencies and organizations. Current projects support youth after school and in community-based programs, focus on improving the system of services for children with intensive needs, and lead initiatives that keep youth healthy, safe, and prepared for life.


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  • Out-of-School Time

    Out-of-School Time

    Offering safe, quality and accessible out-of-school time programs.

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  • Social Justice

    Social Justice

    Ensuring historically marginalized communities receive equitable treatment.

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  • Access to Care

    Access to Care

    Moving children towards better health.

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    Linking people to resources.

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    • Youth Development

      Youth Development

      Measuring needs and impact.

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    • Substance Prevention

      Substance Prevention

      Preventing underage alcohol and drug use.

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    • Assessments & Reports

      Assessments & Reports

      Identifying gaps in services, assessing community needs, and discovering opportunities to maximize resources for the greatest impact.

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    • Whats New

      Whats New

      Find out whats new.

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