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Kern County Network for Children

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Community Building: Tools and Collaborative Accreditation

KCNC Accreditation Applications Now Available

The Kern County Network for Children (KCNC) is accepting applications from local collaboratives who wish to become accredited by KCNC. KCNC has taken pride in developing and implementing local community collaboratives and integrated service delivery models that are rooted in research and based on best practices. In an effort to promote excellence and ongoing improvement, KCNC has developed an accreditation process for newly emerging and established community collaboratives. Currently, twenty community collaboratives have successfully completed the Accreditation process. The application can be found on the KCNC website at www.kcnc.org if you do not have access to the Internet, simply call the Kern County Network for Children’s office at (661) 636-4488 to have a copy mailed to you.

We also encourage communities applying for accreditation to carefully review KCNC’s Cookbook – Recipes for Community Success: A Guide for Improving the Condition of Children and Families in your Community. A copy can be found on the KCNC website at www.kcnc.org under the “Community Building” link. This comprehensive publication captures the many lessons learned by successful collaborative efforts, outlines proven processes for building effective collaboratives and integrated service delivery systems, and includes a number of tools that will be useful during the application process. The Cookbook provides useful tools, helpful hints, and key ingredients your community will need to succeed. Simply combine these ingredients with your community’s enthusiasm, dedication, and leadership to achieve success.

Recipes for Community Success (The Cookbook)

RECIPES FOR COMMUNITY SUCCESS: A Guide for Improving the Condition of Children and Families in your Community captures the many lessons learned by successful communities.

Each section describes tools, provides helpful hints, and lists the key ingredients your neighborhood/community will need. You can combine these ingredients with your own enthusiasm, dedication, and leadership to achieve success. Experienced professionals and key community members have volunteered to assist you each step of the way.

Other KCNC & Community Agency Resources

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