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The Power of Community Impact: How Brownsville, Brooklyn, is Makinga Difference in Early Literacy

Kristen Rocha Aldrich

Abstract


Collective Impact groups focus on bringing different sectors—nonprofits, government organizations, and for-profit companies—together in one neighborhood, city, or community.

The phrase Collective Impact (CI) was officially first mentioned in a 2011 article titled “Collective Impact” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and it quickly rose to be one of the most popular philanthropic ideas in the years following. It was also identified by the White House Council for Community Solutions, created by President Barack Obama in 2010, as an important framework for progress on social issues.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.17.3.20

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