Looking forward, onward, upward, and around the bend is what we do as Social Change Navigators. ‘Ideas in Motion’ is our blog about the journey and a place where we stop to reflect, grapple with the tough stuff, and talk about the bright spots.
Better World: When COVID-19 turned our lives upside down, CPPR was enlisted to help our most vulnerable residents. Our strong relationships and ability to quickly pivot allowed us to collaborate with state partners in developing time-sensitive responses in support of families, essential workers, and child care providers.
Futures Thinkers: We are thrilled to welcome Ithar Hassaballa to our director’s team. This experienced group is comprised of thought leaders in areas including complexity and futures thinking, early childhood and evaluation. Ithar complements the team with her strong...
Change Makers: We amplify the voices of Kansas families. In partnership with KDHE, the CPPR team utilized unique ways to engage Kansas families to help inform the state’s Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) priorities for the next five years. Partnerships for...
Change Makers CPPR’s Our Tomorrows team gathers stories from Kansans. The experiences they share can help shape policy and programming decisions in our communities and across the country. In addition to collecting and sharing, the team hosts sessions to discuss...
Image: Seven Simple Rules for Leaders courtesy of @HelenBevan and @GoranHenriks. Better World Wonder how change makers bring about a better world? Where are their heads? Where do they seek inspiration and wisdom? This is lifted from the CPPR internal newsletter (The...
Futures Thinkers-CPPR director, innovator, and futures thinker Jackie Counts was recently featured in an Early Learning Nation article. Check out how she is helping drive the future of early childhood in Kansas and catch a glimpse of where she seeks inspiration....
Dear Our Tomorrows Partners, Our team has made a push to ensure that all of our organizational partners, community champions, and citizen journalists have the resources they need to collect stories. We have recently become aware of a technical problem with the...
Learn why the Our Tomorrows Project is important and how we’re hoping to inform policy and programs across the country with what we learn.
Sean shares his experience attending the ComNet Conference in Miami, FL.
Jevan shares his experience working at Lawrence’s 2017 Festival of Making and Creativity, ConfabuLarryum.
Keil and Shabrie explain the process of the development of the Lemonade for Life training program.
Learn about some of the technology tools we use to manage multi-state projects.
Megan describes her experience going back to get her PhD while working as a graduate research assistant.
From Navigating the System to Paving the Way for Change: The Transition from Direct Service to Policy Level Social Work
Ember Urbach describes the transition from direct service social work to policy-based social work.
Mallory Rousseau provides an update on the PFS-2 Field Test
Student workers share personal insights about working here at CPPR.
Discussion of work-life balance here at CPPR.
The most common questions from the field about the PFS and our revisions.