Collective impact initiatives are transformational movements for social change because no single agency, organization, program, or individual alone can create systems-level change.
CYFA’s Integrated Model of Partnership to Achieve Community-Based Transformation (IMPACT) focuses on changing systems and structures to improve community outcomes at scale (and not discrete programmatic interventions). IMPACT is a vehicle for intentional public-private collaboration to address the complex, adaptive issues of youth opportunity and community safety. Most recently, IMPACT was utilized to develop a comprehensive Children & Youth Master Plan for the City of Danville.
Re-centering power or generating new power through diverse, multi-sector coalitions committed to a common agenda focused on youth opportunity and community safety.
IMPACT works towards structural, relational, and transformative change through cross-sector coordination.
IMPACT is a place-based initiative that shifts collective focus from reactive problem-solving to addressing root causes and co-creating the future.
IMPACT’s power lies in the alignment of process through the development of a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support.