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Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

  • “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

  • " 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

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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.