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  1. The Importance of Diverse Teachers

    Think back to your childhood; did you have a teacher who made an impact on your life? Can you picture them clearly in your mind?…

  2. Kent County Profile

    Learn more about Kent County by reading this educational infographic.

  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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Housing Security

In May 2018 concerned community stakeholders asked KConnect to bring people together to examine how the housing system is working, establish shared goals, and develop collaborative strategies to reach those goals with a focus on children, families, youth, and people of color. KConnect initiated its work in Fall 2018, KConnect began a yearlong process to convene organizations, funders, and other stakeholders within the housing and homeless system. Together we will develop a comprehensive community plan specifically calling for equitable outcomes for children and families.

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