Story of Success: FUNDING THE NEXT GENERATION NAPA
In Napa County, representatives from a 40-member coalition including Napa County Public Health, First 5 Napa, law enforcement, business educators, and local non-profit social service provider organizations, convened over a six-month period between November 2013 and April 2014. This coalition, known as "Funding the Next Generation Napa," (FNG Napa) drafted the language for the Children's Bill of Rights for Napa County, and they support a county-wide effort to establish a sustainable, dedicated public funding stream for programs serving children, youth, and their families, to be known as the "Children's Budget for Napa County."
The Leadership Team for FNG Napa is comprised of: Sally Sheehan-Brown, Executive Director of First 5 Napa; Joelle Gallagher, Executive Director of Cope Family Center; Michele Grupe, Assistant Executive Director of Cope Family Center; Laura Keller from Napa County Public Health and Sara Cakebread, Project Coordinator for FNG.
FNG Napa has convened 2 conferences with the purpose of educating key stakeholders about recent trends and the history of local dedicated funding streams for children's services and developing a Children's Bill of Rights for Napa County and Children's Budget for Napa County.
Napa County Children's Bill of Rights
BE IT RESOLVED, we resolve to invest in all children and youth so that:
Adopted by the Napa County Board of Supervisors on April 21, 2015.
priority area 3 strategies
- Develop initiatives to strengthen the collection, quality, and availability of data on under-represented populations
- Coordinate strategic initiatives that span the entire community
- Build sustainable funding capacity through collaboration
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For more information about this and other priority areas, check out our documents page.