Events & Resources

Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

  • "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

  • " I think creativity is essential. And one of the things that oppression and racism has done to us, is rob us of that creativity, prevent us from imagining a new way of experiencing life and being together, to imagine what could be different if we stopped doing some of the things that are harmful to all of us right now. To be creative really means that we’re leaning into this constant sense of discomfort. To me, at its core, that’s what creativity read more

  • "Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives. In a society that privileges white people and whiteness, racist ideas are considered normal throughout our media, culture, social systems, and institutions." - "Being Antiracist," National Museum of African American History and Culture Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) read more

  • “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) One of the many resources offered by CS3 are the On-Demand Learning modules, which are designed for collaboration leaders, early childhood advocates, and community members to take e-learning into their own hands. The CS3 team had recently launched the new read more

  • “White privilege works by making the advantages white people have invisible while making the supposedly 'poor' choices of people of color hyper visible.”- Brittney Cooper , Author Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Save-the-Date! The annual Partner Plan Act Conference, Equity from the Start: Overcoming Obstacles, Leveraging Opportunities , will take place virtually from May 16-18, 2023. Registration will open read more

Subscribe Today

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.