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Partner Plan Act E-Newsletters

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    "Activists take the risks, while advocates are professional tinkerers with the system. What's necessary is for those who are advocates to support those who are activists and to envision themselves as activists." —Michelle Alexander Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) We hope you had a safe and joyful holiday season, and that you are returning to work rejuvenated and ready to work hard alongside children and families. 2020 revealed read more

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    "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) Happy Holidays from the CS3 team! We hope that you are finding new ways to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic and prioritizing rest for yourself at the end of a stressful year. We are optimistic that 2021 will bring new opportunities for connection, growth, and systems read more

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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

  • Blog Entry

    "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

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