One Body Collaboratives knew we had to do something different to better serve our clients through our Resource Coordination Center. Instead of putting a bandage on the crisis of the day, we wanted to provide long-term change for our clients and our community. We found the solution in Bridges Out of Poverty, and we launched a communitywide effort to reduce poverty. Our presentation is suitable for any level of participant expertise.

Learning objectives include:

  • Use community data to help create the vision and strategic partnerships to successfully launch a Bridges initiative.
  • Leverage your existing partnerships to support your vision.
  • Organize your Bridges initiative by using the Collective Impact model.

Mary Cacioppi

Executive Director

One Body Collaboratives

—Rockford, Illinois