About Social Capital & Collective Impact Model

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Collective Impact Model

The concept of the Collective Impact Model is founded upon the principle that large-scale social change requires a collaborative approach that doesn’t focus on a singular problem: each problem is related to several others and this is why they are so difficult to solve (Kania, 2011). By assembling various businesses, nonprofits, government organizations, and individual leaders and working together to address different pieces of the larger problem, large-scale change can be achieved.

The Collective Impact Model also offers the opportunity to connect employment candidates to social services, training, and education which addresses the systemic issues that can prevent work readiness. Beyond initial job placement, the model provides a career pathway that enables the employment candidate to earn greater wages over time.

Social justice has been a core component of all public discourse since the summer of 2020. PCC expects to add to that public discourse by focusing on using a collective impact model that leverages technology, private industry resources, and government policy to deliver a solution based on best practices.  PCC will advocate to influence government policies that ensure investments are made in workforce development, education, and training.   PCC will need to create consistent and ongoing messaging targeting politicians, government agencies, and think tanks in an effort to impact the budgeting process.

Collective Impact Model components include partnership development, community outreach and referrals, employment pre-screening, case management, and a recognition program.