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 FCCC Initiative. The Casey Foundation, based in Baltimore, strives to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families. The successful WPC proposal resulted in a 7-year funding commitment for a readiness phase and an implementation phase.
Anchor organizations for the FCCC Initiative include:
These organizations work closely with other community partners and residents throughout the readiness and implementation phases.
Data sharing partners for the FCCC Initiative include:
These organizations have signed a data sharing agreement in order to use data to support service delivery and evaluation.