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Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

  • “Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.” - James Baldwin Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3)   The annual Partner Plan Act conference will take place virtually June 7- 8, 2022. This year’s conference theme is Equity from the Start: Taking Action, Shifting Power. At the last conference, we reimagined what the sector could look like when we center read more

  • "Without community, there is no liberation." -Audre Lorde Welcome, Cicely Fleming! Illinois Action for Children welcomes Cicely Fleming as the new State Director for Regional and Community Systems. In the newly created role based out of Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA), she will work to build Illinois’ regional planning council infrastructure. We look forward to working alongside her and the entire read more

  • "Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups." -Patricia Hill Collins Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3)   The Community-to-Community Mentorship Program launched its third year on August 18th. read more

  • "The best gatherings learn to cultivate good controversy by creating the conditions for it because human connection is just as threatened by unhealthy peace as by unhealthy conflict." - Priya Parker Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3)   On July 14, 2021, CS3 hosted an orientation for the Partner Plan Act Collaboration Institute’s fourth cohort of communities. The event marked the start of a year-long commitment to working with read more

  • "When you're engaged with society and trying to make it a better society, you're an optimist." -George Takei Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) Our annual conference Equity from the Start: Reimagining the Early Childhood System took place June 8-10, 2021. We were joined by early childhood stakeholders all around the state to convene, learn, and grow. Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the event! Session read more

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