Affiliate Networks

Affiliate Networks are leading coordinated, intentional and results oriented efforts to ensure that all children are ready for Kindergarten and reading on grade level by 3rd grade across Dallas.

250 individuals engaged across 11 networks

AFTER THE BELL ALLIANCE
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After the Bell Alliance is a community collaboration led by Dallas Afterschool that will increase the efficient utilization of public resources and address systemic barriers, including quality and access that prevent over 100,000 Dallas County children from having access to enriching out of school time programs. The Alliance has started work to address the factors that prevent out of school time from being safe, accessible and impactful for these children.

Christina Hanger at changer@dallasafterschool.org

DALLAS EARLY EDUCATION ALLIANCE
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The Dallas Early Education Alliance (DEEA), a collaboration of early education providers, funders, researchers, educators, community leaders, advocates, policy makers, and service providers is working together to ensure the accessibility of high quality early learning environments for every child. We are working systemically to promote the accessibility and affordability of quality early childhood education. Key components of the Alliance’s strategic plan center around engaging policy makers and the corporate community and promoting collaborative efforts.

Melanie Rubin at rubin05@sbcglobal.net or Tori Mannes at tmannes@ccgroup.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD DISTRICT DIRECTORS GROUP
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19 Dallas County districts meet regularly to review data, share effective practices and strategies, and align efforts to maximize effectiveness from Pre-K through 3rd grade.

Chelsea Jeffery at chelsea.jeffery@commit2dallas.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EMPOWERMENT ACTION NETWORK (ECFEAN)
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Equip and empower Dallas Co. parents/guardians of children ages 0 to 5 to support their children’s brain development and access essential resources for them to enter school ready to succeed.

LeAnn Kite Hampton at KiteL@tx.rr.com or Dawn Hallman at dawnhallman@dcccd.edu

EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH INITIATIVE
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Ensuring effective communication, consistent messaging, and connection among pediatric practices, community resources and families to improve early identification of and intervention for children with intellectual, socio-emotional, and developmental concerns.

Stella Osuji at Stella.Osuji@childrens.com or Sadie Funk at sfunk@first3yearstx.org

EARLY LITERACY NETWORKS
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Work with districts to improve early literacy outcomes through 3rd grade by using data with school and district leaders to identify what works and areas of opportunity, catalyzing partnerships to provide individualized support to students and teachers, and mobilizing the community to complement school actions on Pre-K enrollment and summer learning.

Chelsea Jeffery at chelsea.jeffery@commit2dallas.org

EARLY MATTERS DALLAS POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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Recommend top legislative priorities for Dallas County to align with Houston for the 2017 Legislative Session. Identify additional EC local and state agency policy opportunities that Early Matters and/or member organizations should consider supporting and coordinate best subject matter experts and advocacy experts in the region to weigh in with quality input.

Libby McCabe at libby.mccabe@commit2dallas.org

FAMILY STRENGTHENING COALITION
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The mission of the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) at CHILDREN AT RISK is to ensure all children in our state grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing home. Through the Family Strengthening Coalition, the CPFWB is partnering with organizations across North Texas to create an infrastructure that ensures all parents in our community have access to effective parent education.

Kellie O’Quinn at koquinn@childrenatrisk.org

HOME VISITING COALITIONS
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To improve home visiting services and to develop a family centered functional and sustainable early childhood system through coordinated efforts.

Melanie Rubin at rubin05@sbcglobal.net or Kriston Jackson at kjackson@unitedwaydallas.org

LITERACY NON-PROFITS NETWORK
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Collaborate and align efforts to increase the number of volunteers tutoring children across the county to support 3rd grade reading outcomes.

Meredith Reid at meredith.reid@commit2dallas.org

PRE-K REGISTRATION ACTION NETWORK
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Align districts and community partners across a common early pre-K registration week to ultimately increase the number of eligible children enrolled in pre-K.

Chelsea Jeffery at chelsea.jeffery@commit2dallas.org

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