In our partnership, we often talk about the importance of creating a culture of continuous improvement, an ongoing effort to improve services and supports for children and families to improve a community-level outcome.
In this episode, we sit down with the leadership team at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha as they reflect on their experience in participating in BOF’s Results Count Cohort and how it has helped to shape the amazing work they are engaged in.
“From now on we will do data walks as a team… We will find new and innovative ways to present data... This cohort has given us the courage to be open to change and not just do things the way we’ve always done them. We will strategically ask ourselves the 5 Whys and determine if there is a way to get better results…” – Tara Panasewicz, CEO of Boys & Girls Club
Listen to episode 17: Results Really Count here:
In June of 2022, the Southeast Wisconsin Child Care Workforce Coalition partnered with Kenosha Area Business Alliance and Racine County Economic Development Corporation to conduct a survey aimed at better understanding the impact of child care on local employers and the workforce. The survey was inspired, in part, by Project Growth's Wisconsin Employer Perceptions of Early Care and Education statewide research, which can be found here. To download the 1-page summary of our local survey results click here!
Last week Gov. Tony Evers invited a small group of Kenosha leaders to a round table discussion focused on the $600M tax cut plan he recently announced. PACC Fellow Ashley Wells was among those invited to represent the work accomplished in the Parents Advocating for Child Care (PACC) Fellowship. Ashely spoke about the need for childcare incentives and the importance of parents advocating for legislation to better position families to take care of their children. Thank you, Ashley, for continuing to advocate for Kenosha County children and families!
Learn more about the PACC Fellowship here: https://wisconsinpartnership.org/pacc-fellowship/
Hear directly from our PACC Fellows--in BOF's Together, We're Better podcast episode, "Parents Advocating for Child Care" here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CNQoxmkYGk5NiUeQgLet4...
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