Building Knowledge for Policy and Practice in Southern New Jersey
“Collective impact” relies on a systematic approach involving cross-sector coordination to achieve progress toward shared objectives.
It is a term coined by John Kania and Mark Kramer in 2011 to characterize collaborations focused on large-scale social change—in contrast to individual organizations providing “isolated impact” and inadvertently limiting the overall change that they are working toward—and the factors required to make them successful.
As the region’s leading think-and-do tank, WRI is committed to a collective impact approach. Whether staffing and supporting county-wide coalitions combating violence and juvenile delinquency, or partnering with cross-sector collaboratives focused on addressing substance abuse and health needs, WRI joins partners with the experience and expertise needed to “move the needle” on pressing issues.
In the Community
<strong>County-wide Support for Youth</strong>
CCPYDC is the state’s first county-wide juvenile delinquency prevention effort.
<strong>Partnership for Youth Success</strong>
Strengthening partnerships for reducing juvenile arrests and promoting youth success in Burlington County.
<strong>Evaluating Anti-Drug Coalitions</strong>
Helping organizations and communities tackle substance abuse through a data and a collective approach.
<strong>Combating Gun & Gang Violence</strong>
Supporting a community based initiative focusing on gangs, guns and youth violence in Cumberland County.
<strong>Assessing Health Needs</strong>
A comprehensive assessment of health needs in four counties in South Jersey.
<strong>PSF's Whole Family Approach</strong>
A Pascale Sykes Foundation initiative focused on investing in and supporting collaborative partners to meet the needs of families.