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UPDATES FROM KCONNECT

  1. Kent County Profile

    Learn more about Kent County by reading this educational infographic.

  2. KConnect is Hiring

    KConnect, a collective impact organization located in Grand Rapids, is hiring a part-time (20 hours per week) Executive Assistant. Hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m….

  3. Collective Impact vs. Collaboration: Do You Know the Differences?

    Collaboration is a common strategy to solve social problems, but collective impact—aligning diverse stakeholders around shared outcomes—may be less familiar. And the two are not one…

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Read Our 2018 Annual Report

Our newest Annual Report is now available here.

Check out our Report Card, our two newest strategies, and a list of network members. For more information, please email the KConnect staff by emailing info@k-connect.org.

KConnect Annual Report

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