21 Dec End of Year Reflections
As 2015 ends, we would like to share with you what Eastside Pathways backbone accomplished during the year and what we are looking forward to in 2016.
Our greatest accomplishment was creating a strong foundation for systemic change with the benchmarks of the Strive Together’s Framework for Building Cradle to Career Civic Infrastructure in mind.
A Partner Leadership Committee (PLC) was established in 2015 to enable Eastside Pathways to have a truly localized and collective decision-making model, thus sharing leadership across the entire Partnership. In an effort to allocate and align resources for improved community outcomes, Eastside Pathways and partners introduced the Community Café model as an effective community engagement model. Lastly, we embarked on adaptive leadership and racial equity
In an effort to allocate and align resources for improved community outcomes, Eastside Pathways and partners introduced the Community Café model as an effective community engagement model. Lastly, we embarked on adaptive leadership and racial equity
Lastly, we embarked on adaptive leadership and racial equity training to mobilize the way we work within our collaboratives and community. We are excited to continue our adaptive leadership and racial equity learning in 2016 as well identify new campaigns to focus on.
Here is what our staff is most excited about and looking forward to in 2016:
Cathy Habib: Each collaborative identifying one or more campaigns in early 2016 and beginning to work on those campaigns.
Kelly Jones: I am looking forward to seeing both quantitative and qualitative data become integral to the way we do business as a collective… especially with the help of our good friend Tableau! –
Lisa Hart: The central question that drives the collaborative’s focus is, “What does a smooth transition from middle to high school look and feel like?” I am excited to find out how the answers to this question will determine the focal point for action in this collaborative.
Megan Kennedy: Having all volunteer facilitators trained-up in Adaptive Leadership and prepared to lead their collaboratives in this new and effective way of working together.
Monika Steen: Once we’re done with the initial discussions, the team will move forward to brainstorming, prioritizing, and defining possible pilot projects. In 2016 I am looking forward to getting these first projects up and running.
We thank our partners for the contributions they have made throughout the past year and we look forward to great work in the New Year!