4 Levels of Engagement – 2016


Continued to share information, reflect on last year’s activities and strengthen relationships with each other

Welcoming new Rogue Community College President, Cathy Kemper-Pelle.

Retreat Retrospective on 14 years as learning community; “Re-Imagining JeFF” conversation.

Learning together

1.   Relevance of Adverse Childhood Experiences Study & Trauma Informed Communities and Schools for our children, family and community (Regional investigator, Laura Porter, ACE Interface LLC; Teresa Sayre, Brent Barry Phoenix-Talent School District & John Higgins, Todd Bloomquist, Grants Pass School District).

2.   Brief Update on Southern Oregon Success & Self-Healing Communities Initiative (Peter Buckley, co-project manager).

3.   Southern Oregon Health Equity Coalition (Jennifer Ware, Coordinator, SO Health Equity Coalition).

4.   Rogue Community College Now (Cathy Kemper-Pelle & Judy Basker).

5.   211 (Carrie Prechtel).


For Collective Action

1.   Planning for 2016/17 ONLC Spring Nonprofit Conference (JeFF Partners).

2.   Planning for 2016/17 JeFF Retreat & three learning meetings.

3.   United Way The Big Idea in two school districts, Medford and Illinois Valley Elementary School with the goal of 100% high school graduation success.

4.   Jackson & Josephine cross sector stakeholders continue to move awkwardly forward on the Southern Oregon Success shared vision of increasing youth and family success, ages preconception to 24 years, with leadership and/or financial support from Oregon Community Foundation, Allcare, Jackson Care Connect, Primary Health, Rogue Community Health, Oregon Education Regional Achievement Office, Gordon Elwood Foundation, SO Educational District, Jefferson Regional Health Alliance, Maslow Project & Rogue Workforce Partnership.

5.   Planning for Southern Oregon Success Key Leaders Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences Study & Southern Oregon investigation.

6.   Planning for Tamarack Institute Key Leaders morning session on Collective Impact.


Take Action on What We have Learned

1.   2016 ONLC Spring Nonprofit Conference.

2.   2016 JeFF Annual Retreat & three learning meetings.

3.   Grantmakers of Oregon Conference in Canyonville.

4.   United Way’s Big Idea project has 1353 kids in the 20/20 cohort.

5.   Cadre of seven Southern Oregon Success cross sector health, education, philanthropic, and public leaders attend Tamarack Institute training on Collective Impact in Nova Scotia.

6.   Cadre of southern Oregon organizational leaders received training in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study as part of the Coordinated Care Organization’s contract with ACE Interface LLC. Named Self-Healing Communities Initiative.

7.   Southern Oregon Success Key Leaders Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences Study & Southern Oregon investigation held in Grants Pass for 85 participants.

8.   Southern Oregon Success Key Leaders Summit on Collective Impact by Tamarack Institute for 120 participants.