(col·lec·tive im·pact) : bringing people together in a structured way to achieve social change.
Collective Impact Forum
Rapid City Collective Impact
A community-supported initiative involving members of local government, non-profits, faith-based communities, businesses, grass roots citizens and a backbone organization who share the common goal of improving quality of life in Rapid City. RCCI is a program of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.
Rapid City Collective Impact is focusing its work in 2017 on three areas deemed priorities: food security, behavioral health and affordable housing/homelessness.
More than a dozen local agencies on the frontlines of hunger relief efforts have been meeting regularly since the fall of 2016 to determine how best to reduce food insecurity in Rapid City. The work of RCCI's backbone staff, the Food Security Manager at Feeding South Dakota and the Food Security Oversight Committee has included shared marketing efforts to promote free summer food programs for children, as well as data collection and mapping that will inform future food security solutions.
ONEHEART: A place for hope and healing. This proposed campus would help to transition people from homelessness or near homelessness to housing and independent living.
The site will welcome existing agencies in our community to co-locate (full-time or part-time) on campus to better serve local clientele.
Ultimately, the campus will address a number of issues of concern in our community, including - but not limited to- homelessness, behavioral health, family life and workforce development.