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LATEST NEWS

UPDATES FROM KCONNECT

  1. From Micro to Mosaic Event

    From Micro to Mosaic: May 13, 2016 KConnect and our partner Kent County Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF) share system-level progress within KConnect’s prenatal to career…

  2. From Micro to Mosaic: Progress in Aligning Systems

    Save the Date – May 13, 2016: KConnect and Kent County Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF) will host a free breakfast presentation highlighting efforts across Kent County’s…

  3. Equity and Public Will: Becoming intentionally inclusive

    Watch Video Here.   In Kent County today, there exists a rich mine of undeveloped talent, untouched resources, untapped wealth… actively thriving and growing, but…

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IDEA-MART

Bring your ideas to life.

Welcome to the Idea-Mart. Have an idea to improve the lives of children and improve equity in your community? Visit the Idea-Mart below and submit it. After review, we’ll post it and let the public chime in with their vote of support. We’ll also post the ideas from our own researched and vetted topics that come out of the KConnect workgroups.

Each idea can be voted on and the percentage of the total vote that it receives will be displayed. Ultimately, we want to show what the community really cares about.

Have questions? Contact us.

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    Research and Resources on Equity and Collective Impact. Click here to read about it!
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    We came across this article that gives a great in-depth definition of equity. Read about it here.
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