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Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

  • “Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, week, month, or year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” - late Senator John Lewis Community Systems Statewide Support (CS3) Update Introducing Marquinta Thomas, New Vice President of Community Impact ​ The CS3 team is excited to announce that Marquinta Thomas is the new read more

  • “It is our dreams that point the way to freedom.” - Audre Lorde CS3 Updates Farewell to Grace Araya, Vice President of Community Impact On October 6, Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) celebrated Grace Araya’s last day as Vice President of Community Impact. Grace joined Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) in 2018 as the Director of the Community Systems Statewide Support s read more

  • “Power concedes nothing without an organized demand.” - Charlene Carruthers Community Systems Statewide Support (CS3) CS3 Receives ISBE Funding for SFY24 – SFY28 We’re very excited to share that the CS3 team has been awarded the Illinois State Board of Education’s Community Systems: Training and Technical Assistance grant! The funding will run from SFY24 – SF Y28 and support CS3’s read more

  • "In a world of possibility for us all, our personal visions help lay the groundwork for political actions." – Audre Lorde Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The Community Systems Statewide Supports work is funded through Illinois State of Education. Current funding ends on June 30th. Stay tuned for updates on CS3 work. In the meanwhile, the Partner Plan Act e-newsletter will be published quarterly. read more

  • "It is precisely the people who are considered the least ‘likely’ leaders who end up inspiring others the most. Everyday people and everyday acts of courage eventually change everything.” - Ai- jen Poo Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The annual Partner Plan Act Conference Equity from the Start: Overcoming Obstacles, Leveraging Opportunities is only a few days away! To kick us read more

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Hello! We're happy you're here. Partner Plan Act eNews is an almost monthly newsletter developed by Illinois Action for Children's Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) team to help keep you informed of the latest information, strategies, and resources to aid you in your early childhood community systems development efforts.