Innovative Approaches


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Building strong tomorrows

At CPPR, we seek out new and creative solutions that support communities as they build strong tomorrows for families and create the future we all want to see.

Futures Thinking

When it comes to the welfare of children, youth, and families, we are not content with the status quo. Our work has us imagining the possibilities and recognizing our power to drive the future we want. We imagine a world where everyone has what they need to thrive, and we are constantly scanning for innovative ways to build the tomorrow we want to see.

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Data Visualization

Our data scientists and designers work hand in hand to transform complex ideas and unwieldy data into visualizations, reports, and tools that direct service providers, community members, and leaders can use to understand where they are, and where they can go in order to achieve their goals.

Transforming data into engaging visualizations

Graphic Recording

At events or meetings, our graphic recorder uses visual language – hand-drawn images artfully combined with key words and phrases – to capture in real time the major themes, big ideas, and goals shared during a gathering. The completed mural is an engaging chronicle of the work that helps people make connections, solve problems, and lead.

Graphic Recording from Governor Kelly's session at the 2019 Governor's Symposium

Strategic Thinking, Communications, and Design

The work of creating social change is complex. We offer services to help our partners clarify the multifaceted issues they face—translating complex ideas into accessible forms. Our team of graphic designers, videographers, artists, and strategic communicators can create tools, from websites to reports, that help promote understanding and inform decision making.

The Children's Cabinet Annual Report

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The Latest at CPPR

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Thriving Families, Safer Children: A new opportunity for systems transformation

Change Makers: Our partner acceleration work with Thriving Families, Safer Children allows us to collaborate with Kansas leaders to help transform our child welfare system into a child well-being system, focused on strengthening families and building resiliency, rather than separating families.
Our Tomorrows

Our Tomorrows shares innovative practices with the world

Change Makers: Our Tomorrows, a CPPR Venture Studio project, creates change by elevating Kansans’ voices so they can shape our state’s policies and practices. They were recently invited to share their innovative practices with the world via an OPSI case study. Check it out below.
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CPPR’s Role in COVID-19 Response Efforts

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,…
Ithar Hassaballa

CPPR Welcomes Research Project Director

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 background in global health,…