I am wowed by the innovative and cutting-edge work of The Family Partnership in changing lives in our community. The Family Partnership often works behind the scenes so may not be the headlines, but they have impact in every major story affecting children and families today: the gaping achievement gap; child protection tragedies and anti-sex trafficking advances; immigration; affordable health care and mental health concerns; Gay Marriage and Transgender awareness. Staff and supporters have worked with communities for decades, sometimes generations on these critical issues that are so essential to creating healthy lives.
The Family Partnership has just been chosen as one of ten human service organizations in the United States to take part in Change in Mind: Applying Neurosciences to Revitalize Communities, an exciting new initiative of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. Change in Mind is a three-year initiative of the, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Norlien Foundation. It will demonstrate the larger, more impactful role of the nonprofit sector as educator, convener, advocate, and true influencer of getting appropriate systems aligned to the science. The initiative will identify, support, and evaluate the processes that the 15 organizations in the U.S. and Canada will use to align the science with the goal of influencing systems to impact outcomes across the life course. This work will help to infuse, align, and accelerate established neuro-science research into practice and policies to benefit children and families in Minnesota and be shared with the Alliance for learning across US and Canada.
Data for this review was derived from The Family Partnership staff news and press release (award).