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Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

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    “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” / Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Save the date for the Partner Plan Act Virtual Summit - June 8 -10, 2021! This year, the conference theme is Equity from the Start: Reimagining the Early Childhood System. The conference will feature Vu Le as the read more

  • Blog Entry

    “Strategies and programs can help people manage the effects of these injustices, but they don’t overcome or cure them. Policies, conversely, actually shift the way communities and their members react and relate to one another, empowering people to improve their own well-being in a systematic way. We can only achieve equity for all in America through collective commitment to policy intervention and a clearly articulated picture of success.” —Starsky read more

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    "Activists take the risks, while advocates are professional tinkerers with the system. What's necessary is for those who are advocates to support those who are activists and to envision themselves as activists." —Michelle Alexander Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) We hope you had a safe and joyful holiday season, and that you are returning to work rejuvenated and ready to work hard alongside children and families. 2020 revealed read more

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    "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." —Audre Lorde Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Happy Holidays from the CS3 team! We hope that you are finding new ways to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic and prioritizing rest for yourself at the end of a stressful year. We are optimistic that 2021 will bring new opportunities for connection, growth, and systems read more

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    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Meet Brittain The Community Systems Statewide Supports team is working closely with the Illinois Action for Children Community-Based Planning for Expansion project which is offering supports to communities with significant early childhood read more

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