President (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Kent County Family and Children’s Coordinating Council convened community leaders and investors to participate in a systemic, collaborative, collective impact initiative in an effort to ensure academic success and economic self-reliance of all children. Community stakeholders from business, education, philanthropy, human services, faith, non-profit and grassroots organizations committed to engaging in this new model of collaboration.

In 2014, the initiative officially became an independent non-profit known as KConnect. Using the collective impact framework, the organization serves as the backbone organization for the strategic workgroups and community stakeholders invested in our common vision.

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