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September 2020

"Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; that is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of...


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August 2020

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” —John Lewis Community Systems...


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July 2020

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” —Angela Davis Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) On June 8 - June 12, the CS3 team hosted its annual Partner Plan Act conference in a virtual setting for...


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June 2020

“To solve the systemic causes of injustice, we must learn to both zoom out and zoom in. We have to remain aware of the larger issues at play as we craft on-the-ground solutions that address them.” —Darren Walker Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The Community Systems...


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May 2020

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try” —Atul Gawande Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) team has launched ...


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April 2020

"There is no such thing as a nonracist or race-neutral policy. Every policy in every institution in every community in every nation is producing or sustaining either racial inequity or equity between racial groups." —Ibram X. Kendi Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) In...


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March 2020

"Systems change is about shifting the conditions that are holding a problem in place." — Ecosystems for Systems Change Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The CS3 team recently updated the Program Inventory Reference Guide . In its third iteration, the Program Inventory...


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February 2020

"Liberated relationships are one of the ways we actually create abundant justice, the understanding that there is enough attention, care, resource, and connection for all of us to access belonging, to be in our dignity, and to be safe in community." —Adrienne Maree Brown Community...


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January 2020

"Children make up one-quarter of this nation’s population and all of its future." — Annie E. Casey Foundation Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) We hope that you had some time with loved ones to reset and recharge during the winter holidays. As we begin a new year, the...


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December 2019

"When a Flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." — Alexander Den Heijer Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The CS3 team has two exciting opportunities for collaborations with upcoming deadlines: 2020 Partner Plan Act...