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Evans Community School

Evans Community School
Central Florida Nonprofit Nexus UCF Campus Map At Evans Community School

Orange County Children's Cabinet Partnership

The Center for Community Partnerships has partnered with the Children's Cabinet of Orange County (Florida)* to develop online resources for local nonprofit organizations that advocate for the health and safety of children living in Orange County.

Specifically, the center is collaborating with the cabinet's Research Committee to build the "Nexus" -- an online repository of data sets, research reports and other resources -- to be housed on both the Center for Community Partnerships and School of Public Administration's websites.

Purpose of the Nexus: 

  • to develop a directory to help common data users -- community planners, students, faculty, grant writers, etc. -- locate and make use of various resources
  • to maintain a centralized website for easy access to timely and relevant information for the Central Florida community in the form of research, reports and data sets.
  • to create an ongoing opportunity for exchange of relevant community information regarding data sources and data needs

* The mission of the Children's Cabinet is to provide the framework, advocacy platform and organizational model to foster integration, collaboration and development of all entities focused on creating positive outcomes for the children of Orange County.

If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,  CCP Director
The idea is to form a long-term partnership in the community that, over time, can have a significant impact on improving the lives of children and families.
— Dean Michael Frumkin,  Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs
SYNERGY…that’s the word that comes to mind. Without the collaborations facilitated by the Center for Community Partnerships we would not have been able to produce results for kids.
— Raymond Larsen,  Children’s Community Services Director, Heart of Florida United Way
We could not have implemented the Evans Community School without the vast resources and expertise of the committed and dedicated staff.
— Charlene Sears-Tolbert,  Children’s Home Society of Florida, Evans Community School Director
“The Center for Community Partnerships has been a real treasure for Central Florida. They have helped so many organizations, established needed services, and given the community a welcome link to the University.”
— Linda Sutherland,  Healthy Start
I am in awe of the amount of time, patience, and expertise that the CCP has expended during our joint project with OCPS in developing the Evans Community School. Dr. Ellis and Dean Frumkin are tireless advocates who...
— David Bundy,  President/CEO, Children’s Home Society of Florida
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