The Centre for Youth Impact continues to explore the feasibility of a collective impact approach that can deliver better outcomes for young people in the UK. This work is carried out in partnership with NPC and UK Youth.
Last week we saw representatives of national youth organisations, funders and local practitioners provide feedback on our emerging recommendations for collective impact to thrive in the UK. This report has been generously funded by the Paul Hamlyn foundation, and this support has also enabled us to visit the US and learn from the Ready by 21 model. Participants at the event had the opportunity to hear from US expert Larry Pasti from Ready by 21 and UK collective impact pioneer Paul Perkins from the North Camden Zone.
We'll soon be recruiting members of a steering group to guide the next stages of this work and local implementation. If you're interested in collective impact, would like to provide input on this work or join the steering group, you can email us to request a copy of the draft report and any further information.
Exploring the potential of collective impact in the youth sector A framing paper from NPC and the Centre for Youth Impact
Collective impact is a concept that has caught the imagination of the social sector, funding community and governments alike, across multiple countries. It is seen as an antidote to the status quo in attempts to create social change, and suggests new possibilities for achieving progress at scale through a common language and consistent approach to comprehensive community-level transformation.
In early 2016 The Centre for Youth Impact and NPC worked together to create a framing paper on this important approach, which you can read here.
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