What is Community Systems Development?
Community systems development helps organizations to connect and communicate in order to get the best outcomes for all children. In Elgin, EPEL works with many partners to ensure that all the systems in the community work together to help families gain access to the programs and services they may need.
For a fun video that describes systems building, click here.
There are many resources available that describe community systems development and demonstrate best practices. The following list contains just a few of those resources:
- Tamarack Institute
- "Three Keys to Unlocking Systems-Level Change" - Stanford Social Innovation Review
- BUILD Initiative
- Partner Plan Act - Illinois Action for Children