family-centered community change initiative

The Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC) Initiative supports the Weinland Park neighborhood of Columbus by helping to create programs that focus on healthy development, growth, and education for children, as well as services that concentrate on parenting, job skills, and financial security for adults. This two-generation approach emphasizes the need to serve children and their caregivers at the same time to help both succeed and break the cycle of generational poverty.

Intrigued by the unusual alliance of agencies, residents, and funders invested in the Weinland Park Collaborative (WPC), the Annie E. Casey Foundation invited the WPC to submit a proposal for a partnership for this new FCCC Initiative. The Casey Foundation, based in Baltimore, strives to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families. The successful WPC proposal resulted in a grant for a readiness phase with the potential for additional funding for an implementation phase.



Anchor organizations for the FCCC Initiative include:

 
•  Community Properties of Ohio
•  Columbus City Schools and Weinland Park Elementary
•  The Godman Guild Association
•  The Ohio State University and The Schoenbaum Family Center

These organizations work closely with other community partners and residents throughout the readiness and implementation phases.


Data sharing partners for the FCCC Initiative include:

 
•  Community Properties of Ohio
•  Columbus City Schools and Weinland Park Elementary
•  The Godman Guild Association
•  Community Research Partners
•  Metis Associates

These organizations have signed a data sharing agreement in order to use data to support service delivery and evaluation.