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EPEL's History

In 2011, community partners committed to taking action. EPEL is working to intensify the impact of local efforts that prepare children for kindergarten by integrating the partners' expertise and resources to create a unified community plan.

Giving up our individual agendas, EPEL members have adopted an approach called collective impact, which leverages the commitment of its partners to contribute to successful and sustainable outcomes. The principles of collective impact ensure that partners will do these things: 

  • Find a simple way to share the main ideas

  • Agree about how to measure outcomes

  • Choose activities that promote our cause

  • Communicate with each other often

  • Provide the support EPEL needs

To learn more about collective impact and community systems development, click here