First 2000 Days Faith Summit

Friday, July 26th, 2013 | Author: Eric

Thanks to all of those who participated and made the Faith Summits a success.

Faith leaders from across the state are coming together to discuss the vital role places of worship play in building a strong foundation for learning and health for the youngest members of our communities.

Five regional summits were held in Greenville, Concord, Fayetteville, Burlington and Marion.

Completed Summits:

Greenville, NC
September 12, 2013
9:00 AM – Noon

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
1095 Allen Road
Greenville, NC 27834

Concord, NC
September 17, 2013
10 AM – 1 PM

McGill Baptist Church
5300 Poplar Tent Road
Concord, NC 28027

Fayetteville, NC
October 1, 2013
10 AM – 1 PM

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
701 Westmont Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Rutherfordton, NC

October 15, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Second Baptist Church
191 Green Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Burlington, NC

October 29, 2013
10 AM – 2 PM

First Presbyterian Church
508 W. Davis Street
Burlington, NC 27215

 

 

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Cycling for Education: Meet Amanda Gladin-Kramer

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 | Author: Tracy

 Meet Amanda Gladin-Kramer from Hillsborough, North Carolina. She plans to bike across North Carolina to raise awareness about the deep cuts the state made to education. She will follow a 476 mile route–a mile for every dollar cut . As part of her effort, she is raising funds for three organizations, including The North Carolina Partnership for Children. Advocates for Children Services and East Durham Children’s Initiative are the other beneficiaries of Amanda’s efforts.

You can follow Amanda’s journey on her blog, Bike NC and you can support her cause online.

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Resource Library

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 | Author: Eric

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2011 General Assembly Leadership

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Author: Smart Start

The North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate have begun naming their leadership positions. Here’s who has been appointed to date.

House:

Speaker: The Honorable Thom Tillis (Mecklenburg)

Majority Whip: The Honorable Ruth Samuelson(Mecklenburg)

Majority Leader: The Honorable Paul Stam (Wake)

Joint Caucus Leader: The Honorable Marilyn Avila (Wake)

Speaker Pro-Tem: The Honorable Dale R. Folwell (Forsyth)

 

Senate:

President Pro Tem: The Honorable Phil Berger (Guilford and Rockingham)

Majority Leader: The Honorable Harry Brown (Jones and Onslow)

Majority Whip: The Honorable Jerry Tillman: (Montgomery and Randolph)

Appropriations Co-chair: The Honorable Peter S. Brunstetter (Forsyth)

Appropriations Co-chair: The Honorable Neal Hunt (Wake)

Appropriations Co-chair: The Honorable Richard Stevens (Wake)

Rules Chair: The Honorable Tom Apodaca (Buncombe, Henderson, and Polk)

Caucus Liaison: The Honorable Jean Preston (Carteret, Craven and Pamlico)

Freshman Senate Leader: The Honorable Bill Rabon (Brunswick, Columbus, and Pender)

Deputy President Pro Tem: The Honorable James Forrester (Lincoln, Gaston, and Iredell)

Caucus Secretary: The Honorable Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (Cabarrus and Iredell)

Minority Whip: The Honorable John Stein (Wake)

Minority Leader: The Honorable Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (Buncombe)

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Monday, August 30th, 2010 | Author: Eric

Early Childhood Leadership Network

Tuesday, June 01st, 2010 | Author: Smart Start

Smart Start’s National Early Childhood Leadership Network supports selected state leaders in their systems-building work. Network members participate in training, technical assistance and networking activities throughout the year. The Leadership Network is supported with funding from The Birth to Five Policy Alliance. Contact us if you are interested in more information about the Leadership Network.

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Smart Start’s Approach to Building State & Local Networks

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | Author: Eric

Smart Start is a living laboratory of state and local system-building efforts that bring together all the people involved in a young child’s life—families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers, and many others—to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth and development.  

Our state and local capacity-building work and innovative programming have gained national recognition for nearly two decades.  In response to growing demand from other states for information and technical assistance, the Smart Start National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC) was created in 2001 with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Smart Start NTAC provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, communities and states, guiding them through the process of developing a high-quality, comprehensive early childhood system. States turn to Smart Start for assistance in systems development, collaboration, governance, standards, monitoring, finance, programming, provider support, and evaluation.

Every state in the nation has requested assistance and resources from Smart Start. In addition, Smart Start’s network has worked intensively with 11 states and one city.

map of ntac intensive grants

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Public Awareness

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | Author: Smart Start

Contents (click to jump to that section):

General Information
What Can You Do
Branding
Communications Plan
Legislative Events
Outreach Campaigns
Data Resources

General Information

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What You Can Do

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Branding

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Communication Plans

  • Spitfire Strategies Smart Chart: A step-by-step guide to building a successful communications campaign. The report comes complete with a communications planning tool you can fill in as you go
  • Communications Tool-Kit: By Cause Communications offers practical information in every area, including developing and budgeting a communications plan and identifying tools to raise awareness. Resources include an event checklist, sample audience survey, photo/video release forms and sample design style guide.
  • Communications Plan Quick Tips
  • “Connecticut Strategic Communications Briefing.” This briefing paper documents the progress of early childhood outreach in Connecticut and provides an example of how one state developed a message and strategies, and their early lessons learned in implementation
  • FrameWorks Institute: Critiques, designs, conducts and evaluates communications campaigns on social issues.
  • NC Smart Start Assessment
  • Strategic Communications Audits: An important part of communications planning is making sure that an organization can carry out planned strategies. This working brief by the Harvard Family Research Project for the Media Evaluation Project of the Communications Consortium Media Center focuses on helping non profits assess their capacity.
  • 10 Ways to Measure the Impact of your Communications: Guidelines for Evaluating Non-Profit Communications Efforts. This publication by the Harvard Family Research Project for the Media Evaluation Project of the Communications Consortium Media Center summarizes four working papers on communications evaluation and offers guidelines for the evaluation of nonprofit communications efforts.
  • www.buildinitiative.org/files/evaluatingcommunications.pdf  www.mediaevaluationproject.org/Paper5.pdf
  • Survey Monkey: Provides tools for creating professional online surveys quickly and easily. Surveys with limited features are free, and surveys with advanced features cost a small monthly fee
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Monitoring

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | Author: Smart Start

Contents:

Policies and Procedures
Contracts and Grants Templates
Tools

Policies and Procedures

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Contracts and Grants Templates

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Tools

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Governance

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | Author: Smart Start

Contents:

Legislation, Executive Order, Ballot Initiative
Organizational Development: State & Local Organizational Structures
Organizational Development: Boards
Organizational Development: Human Resources
Leadership

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Organizational Development: State & Local Organizational

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Organizational Development: Boards

Boards: Structure/Composition

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Roles/functions

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Committees

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Policies and Procedures

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Organizational Development: Human Resources

Organizational Charts

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Job Descriptions – Executive Directors, State Level

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Job Descriptions – Other State Level Positions

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Job Descriptions – Local/Regional Level

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Hiring Executive Directors

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Salary Schedules – Benefits and Compensation

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Personnel Policies

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Performance Review

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General Resources

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Leadership

Leadership Development Program

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State and Local Leadership Development Models
  • Down East Partnership for Children, Rocky Mount, NC. The Community Fellows Program is an intensive outreach program designed to provide coaching and skills enhancements to community-based grassroots leaders involved in early care and education, school readiness and transition to school and family support services. The program focuses on leadership development and is designed as a two-year program with an option for participation in the third year.
  • Early Childhood Leadership Directions, Oregon State University. Cohorts of 17-20 professional from the fields of health, mental health and education participate in 4-day intensive retreats over a one-year period with the focus on equipping new leaders to build personal and interpersonal leadership qualities and skills. , support leaders in guiding teams, staff and organizations towards community change and guiding leaders in sustaining organizations, influencing policy and mentoring others.

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Resources

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