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CPPR’s Child Care Planning Assessment Tool receives $25,000 Grand Prize

The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research was awarded the $25,000 grand prize for their Child Care Planning Assessment Tool.

Sunflower Summer Case Study

Partner Acceleration in Action: Sunflower Summer Synopsis The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) employs change makers who translate ideas into action.

Thousands of Kansas families connect with free learning experiences

Change Makers: CPPR is known for translating ideas into action. CPPR connected with a variety of state agencies and organizations across Kansas to bring the Sunflower Summer program to life. It began as an idea in a conference room, and in less than two months it became a fully implemented program…

CPPR’s first Incubation Process Cohort is beginning the groundwork for MVPs

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) has selected the first cohort of the Incubation Process. Four teams of CPPR employees presented their incubation projects on Pitch Day, Oct.

KU lands grant to help transform foster system, keep children in the home

Better World: CPPR paired with outstanding partners and passionate community members are creating transformative solutions that will help us transition from a system that reacts to problematic home situations to one that provides resources and meets family and community needs to prevent children…

CPPR’s Incubation Process supports employees to make their ideas happen

Great Workplace: Innovation is nothing new at CPPR but there is now a formalized Incubation Process in place to support all staff as they dream big and grapple with that new idea or problem they have been mulling over for months or years.

CPPR’s unique program provides opportunities for statewide change around issues affecting children and their families

Future Thinkers: At CPPR, we are harnessing foresight to take on tomorrow’s challenges and create opportunities in Kansas. In September, CPPR launched the first structured, statewide network of ambassadors dedicated to futures thinking strategies for advancing solutions to problems experienced by…

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 shares innovative practices with the world

Change Makers: Our Tomorrows 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.

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,…

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