Promising Practices and Resources

By: Katherine Bustamante

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Promising Practices


What programs and initiatives work in different communities around the state? How can they be replicated on your community? Below, you can find some examples from around the state.

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Created with help from Gulf Power, Achieve Escambia is a cradle to career collective impact effort focused on the complex system of education and workforce development. With United Way of Escambia County serving as the backbone-convener, Achieve is an “all-in” partnership of Escambia County stakeholders from the education, non-nonprofit, business, faith, community, civic, and philanthropic sectors committed to aligning community resources so everyone is empowered to achieve success.

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An early learning initiative to help children succeed. A $350 million bilingual initiative founded in 2004 by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., PNC Grow Up Great® helps prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life.

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How is one company helping to pave a path to prosperity for communities in West Palm Beach? With a partnership with Purpose Built, that includes private and public sectors, Rybovich is one example of a business that is investing back into their community.

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Research & Reports


See what organizations around the nation are saying about the root causes that should be addressed to create economic opportunity.

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What is collective impact and how can it help secure Florida’s future?

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More than 27,000 homes were either destroyed completely or received substantial damage in the Florida Keys due to Hurricane Irma. How is the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys helping residents recover?

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What is a “two-generational approach” mean and why does it matter when creating pathways to prosperity?

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