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Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

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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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    "To refuse to participate in the shaping of our future is to give it up. Do not be misled into passivity either by false security (they don't mean me) or by despair (there's nothing we can do). Each of us must find our work and do it." —Audre Lorde Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) team has launched its annual Training Needs Assessment. Please take a few moments to complete the read more

  • Blog Entry

    "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 meaningful community." —Bell hooks Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) The CS3 team launched its third cohort of the Partner Plan read more

  • Blog Entry

    “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 Statewide Supports (CS3) The CS3 team has developed a new webpage to support collaborations interested in learning more about racial equity. There, you read more

  • Blog Entry

    “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 the first time. The conference, Equity From the Start: Shifting from Intentions to Outcomes consisted of 14 sessions, including a keynote address by Ijeoma Oluo read more

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