Capacity Collective in the Media
Get to know The Capacity Collective and our work by exploring how we have been featured in the media. Check back for updates!
Meet our Best Starts Capacity Builders!
We know that children, young people, and families thrive when they have access to high-quality, equitable, and culturally relevant services and programs. To support the success of our community, we directly support our partners, including small, culturally specific community-based organizations that historically have not had access to the public or private funds… Read More
Start Early’s National Home Visiting Summit Poster Presentation
In partnership with Best Starts for Kids (BSK) and a member of the 2021 Resilient Families Advisory Council (RFAC), the CC presented “Culturally Responsive Measurement of Protective Factors with Community-Designed Programs” to a national audience from the home visiting field. This poster session summarized phase 1 work funded by BSK to develop a culturally responsive measurement tool for families with children prenatal-to-five in King County, WA. View our presentation.
Presentación de póster en la Cumbre Nacional de Visitas al Hogar de Start Early
En asociación con Best Starts for Kids (BSK) y un miembro del Consejo Asesor de Familias Resilientes 2021 (RFAC), el CC presentó “Medición culturalmente sensible de factores de protección con programas diseñados por la comunidad” a una audiencia nacional del sector de visitas domiciliarias. Esta sesión de pósteres resumió el trabajo de la primera fase del proyecto, financiado por BSK, para desarrollar una herramienta de medición culturalmente sensible para familias con niños prenatales a cinco años de edad en el condado de King, WA. Haga clic aquí para ver el video con subtítulos en Español.
For the Communities of Rooted Brilliance, Building Strong Programs Means Opening the Feedback Loops
CRB has been offering programs that address gaps in service since 2010. These programs provide critical support to families where, when, and how they need it. The organization also provides referrals for additional support when needed. Case management software helps them stay organized and focused on the goals… Read More
Building Capacity and Community
Our community partners know that data capacity building is not a “one size fits all” journey. While our partners share a collective vision for our children, young adults, and families to be happy, healthy, safe, and thriving, each partner’s programs and services are uniquely adapted to reflect the families they serve and… Read More
Building Capacity: The Capacity Collective and Divine Alternatives for Dads Services
DADS has been helping fathers walk together in supportive community and navigate relational and legal barriers that separate them from their children and families for over 20 years. To support their work in building stronger fathers and healthier communities, The Capacity Collective helped DADS migrate over 20 years of critical data and stories to one data system for easier access and continued… Read More
Building Capacity: The Capacity Collective and Coalition for Refugees from Burma
In their initial project, Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB) partnered with The Capacity Collective to redesign their wide breath of data collection tools – from intake to home visit and referral forms – to continually learn more about their families’ strength and needs and find better ways to support their families. Now, their current focus is implementing Apricot, an online database. This transition from paper to… Read More
Building Capacity: The Capacity Collective & Childhaven
The Photovoice Project creates space for parents in Childhaven’s Healthy Starts program, mainly young Latina mothers, to share their stories as way of honoring their strengths while simultaneously acknowledging the challenges they’ve faced. Participating mothers took pictures to capture their experiences… Read More
Building Capacity: The Capacity Collective & Denise Louie Education Center
Meet our Data Support Partners!
Best Starts for Kids wants families to get services that are high quality and result in equitable outcomes, and live in communities where everyone thrives. For this to happen, we need to support our partners, including small, culturally specific community-based organizations that historically have not had access to the public or private funds it takes to build some aspects of capacity and… Read More
Announcing 2 Data and Evaluation Awards…
We are always so inspired by our partners and their work to support families, children and young people. We often more fully understand the impact of these services and supports because of data and evaluation. We realized Best Starts needs better tools to understand the impacts of Best Starts supported programs. These tools also need to be responsive to the unique… Read More
One Size Does Not Fit All
At Best Starts for Kids, we know that program implementation can be incredibly complex. Many factors impact a program’s capacity to support families in improving outcomes—from the program you develop, to the organization’s ability to collect and report on financial and program data, to the systems the program operates in and interfaces with. Because of this… Read More