What We Do

Our Approach

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Collective Impact that Drives Real Change

RMC2C delivers over $0.5 million of in-kind support to 5 Partner school districts and multiple community partners to help youth-centered teams identify tangible practices that create measurable impact on the lives of children and youth in our community. parntership

  • Build a Shared Community Vision of Long-Term Impact
  • Put the Right Data into the Hands of the Right People at the Right Time
  • Align Resources to the Practices that Get Results
  • Focus on Equitable Outcomes at the Heart of our Work

 

RMC2C is Guided by the Four Principles for Successful Collective Impact

1. Shared Community Vision.

All participants have a shared vision for change, as well as a common understanding of the problem and how we will work collectively to solve it.

2. Evidence-Based Decision Making.

Partnerships make decisions based on local data that show areas of need and promising practices that are already working for kids.

3. Collaborative Action.

Community partners come together to collectively move outcomes using continuous improvement practices.

4. Investment and Sustainability.

Partnerships initiate or redirect resources (time, talent, and treasure) toward data-based practices on an ongoing basis, and engage the community to ensure long-term sustainability.

 

Our Outcomes Focused Approach

RMC2C utilizes an Outcomes Focused Approach to improve Cradle to Career Outcomes for youth. This approach consists of Continuous Improvement, Results Count, and Equity and Design thinking tools and techniques, through which partnerships can create the clearest picture of what is currently happening in their community and implement strategies that yield results.

Continuous Improvement

What is the validated problem we’re trying to solve? Why is it a problem? Then, what are we going to do about it in small scale?

Results Count

Being clear about the impact we’re trying to make

Equity and Design Thinking

Focused on closing disparity gaps

 

How We Use Data

The use of data to track progress toward community-wide goals is integral to all we do. We begin by identifying a set of partnership level outcomes that are important to the success and well-being of children and youth. For each of these outcomes, we then choose a core indicator – a specific data point that can be measured regionally and monitored from year to year to track progress toward our goals.

Monitored indicators are also measured in order to understand underlying causes for trends we see in core indicators, and to directly evaluate the impact of specific programs and interventions.