Bright Beginnings & Bright Futures Partnership

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In September several members of the Bright Beginnings and Bright Futures Backbone/Steering Partners attended a training from Strive Together, an organizer of nationwide Cradle To Career communities.  Team members attended sessions about data collection, successful project examples and the importance …

Taking Our Work to the Next Level

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Bright Beginnings was able to co-sponsor a three-day training with Teri O’Brien a national consultant and original thought leader in collective impact.   Teri presented on best practices for how to advance our current work to the next level in order …

CAT Spotlight – Salinas

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José Arreola is the Community Safety Division Administrator for the City of Salinas and the Director of the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP), a cross-sector, collective-impact organization that is dedicated to reducing youth violence in Salinas. At CASP, …

CAT Spotlight – Greenfield

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Josefina Silva is a member of the Bright Beginnings’ Collaborative Action Team (CAT) in the community of Greenfield. She started her 25-year career in education as a first grade teacher and has spent the last 8 years working as a …

September Policy Advocacy Network Meeting

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At the most recent Policy Advocacy Network meeting, we covered several important topics: The Women’s Policy Institute team presented a draft of their Child Care and Early Learning Policy Strategies document for feedback; Brainstorm language and priorities for the draft of …

September CAT Convening Recap

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On September 9th, Bright Beginnings stakeholders gathered together for the Fall Collaborative Action Team Convening. There was active participation and feedback about Bright Beginnings support, the alignment of Bright Beginnings and Bright Futures and peer-to-peer CAT learning. For the agenda and …

United Way is Hiring!

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United Way Monterey County is hiring a Senior Community Impact Manager. They seen an individual who is passionate about working with our community to increase access to quality, affordable child care in Monterey County. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience planning, implementing and …