By this term we mean collaborative inter-organizational alliances working together, sharing ideas, resources, and key performance indicators to address a specific issue or problem. In this case, the example is colleges and universities helping low performing K-12 schools.


In February 2016, a group of faculty and staff from FL|CC participating institutions began a conversation about possibilities for a collective impact initiative in Florida. During the summer and early fall of 2016, the conversation developed into a panel presentation and discussion at the FL|CC Professional Development Conference in November 2016.

The following document outlines the initial focus of and possibilities for a state of Florida collective impact project.

Florida Collective Impact Project

If you are interested in learning more about or becoming involved with a collective impact project in Florida, email Jillian Volpe White, Ph.D., Director of Academic Engagement at



Articles about Collective Impact:

Kania, J., & Kramer, M. (2011). Collective impact. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 36 – 41.

Hanleybrown, F., Kania, J., & Kramer, M. (2012). Channeling change: Making collective impact work. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 1 – 8. 

Collective Insights on Collective Impact – A special supplement for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 

Collective Impact Forum: What Is Collective Impact


Brief Videos that Explain Collective Impact

Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact (Collective Impact Forum)

What Is Collective Impact? (FSG Impact)


Collective Impact Projects in Higher Education:


30,000 Degrees: College Readiness for a Stronger Staten Island

RGV FOCUS (formerly Rio Grande Valley Collective Impact Initiative)

RGV FOCUS (formerly Rio Grande Valley Collective Impact Initiative)

Achieve Palm Beach County

Jefferson Success Pathway