More than 20 organizations signed Memorandums of Understanding to form our collaborative in Spring 2013 and another 20+ organizations have joined us since. Using collective impact, a broad cross-sector membership representing government, education, service providers, philanthropy, and others make up our steering committee who oversees our work and meets quarterly. Meeting materials are here.
Data & RBA Committee is charged with monitoring and reporting on progress toward reconnecting Hartford’s more than 6,000 Opportunity Youth. The committee is open to any collaborative member and uses RBA and serves as an advisor and thought-partner to the collaborative and its members on its data needs. It is aligned with Aspen’s Data and Metrics Action Group for Opportunity Youth. Meeting materials are here.
Pathways Committee is charged with identifying and building systems capacity to scale up best and promising practices of our effective pathway programs, developing staff skills and capacity to better serve Opportunity Youth, and make recommendations to increase system and program penetration and participation of youth in key subpopulations of Opportunity Youth. The committee designed and use the Career Pathway System and serves as an advisor and thought-partner to the collaborative and its members on career pathways. The committee is open to any collaborative member. Meeting materials are here.
Ad hoc committees can be formed at any time around any topic by the steering committee. Meeting materials are here.
Previous committees include:
With guidance from the City of Hartford and leading youth development organizations, we designed and implemented a youth leadership development training program. Our program gives youth the skills and knowledge they need to be a leader for themselves, their peers, and our community. Youth enrolled in our program meet twice a week and inform and partner with the steering committee.
- Guide vision and strategy
- Broker relationships to align activities
- Establish shared measurement practices
- Build public will
- Advance policy
- Mobilize funding
Also, CWP plays a critical role in supporting continuous communication and coordinating mutually reinforcing activities among participating partners.