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.

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The Latest at CPPR

The Paradox of Child Care Costs: A Case for Multiple Payers

The high cost and demand of child care and the financial struggles of child care providers may first appear as a paradox: How do child care providers struggle when families are paying so much and demand is so high?

Multiple Futures and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

Exploring the Child Care Crisis: Multiple Futures and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships explores the variable social dynamics and business models of our present and ongoing child care crisis through specific

Capturing an Experience

US Children's Bureau Webinar on Our Tomorrows and Sensemaker The CPPR Our Tomorrows team is partnering with organizations around the country to transform the lives of families. What sets this work apart? The ability to capture a whole experience and tap into a family's real-time needs.

Examining the Present and Future of Child Care in Kansas

CPPR explores solutions to longstanding challenges within the social service sector, such as the cost of child care, high staff turnover, and low wages.