NC Child works to help decision makers understand the needs of their communities, so that we can work together to better the lives of North Carolina’s children.
NC Child’s community engagement involves building and sustaining partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems, change relationships among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing policies, programs, and practices. We strongly believe that community engagement can produce the collaboration and alignment required for effective policy change.
Community engagement supports our organization’s mission, policy priorities, and data analysis by ensuring they remain responsive to community needs and relevant environmental forces.
NC Child’s Community Engagement Goals:
- Work in coalitions with various stakeholders including policy makers, civic leaders, and child advocates to advance NC Child’s policy agenda.
- Engage and develop relationships with parents, students, and community-based organizations to build substantial community capacity around children’s issues.
- Develop and coordinate a community engagement plan that builds community leaders’ capacity around children’s issues and links community priorities with the organizational policy advocacy work.
- Develop necessary outreach and engagement materials to increase communities’ capacity to address child well-being concerns.
- Represent community interests at key stakeholder meetings through thoughtfully articulating community concerns, suggestions, and views regarding child well-being.