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History of Elgin Partnership for Early Learning

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. In 2011, community partners committed to taking action by giving up individual agendas and adopting 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