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Strengthening Families and Communities Coalition

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A Global Peace Foundation project in:

Strengthening Families and Communities Coalition (SFCC-USA) is a coalition of federal and city human service agencies, nonprofit and faith community leaders, and business and educational groups who are responding to social challenges by focusing on the family as a fundamental building block of society. 

The mission of SFCC is to strengthen families through sharing information, encouraging effective policies, and maximizing resources by working in collaboration.

Project Details

Mission: Grounded in the universal principles of that all people – regardless of culture, nationality, religion, race or ethnicity - are members of one human family, and through understanding and acknowledging this essential common identity for all people, we lay the foundation for transcending differences and resolving conflicts.

Activities: The Strengthening Families and Communities Coalition has developed strategies that can maximize the strengths of the collective. SFCC is growing in Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, and Denver. The conveners of the Coalition vary from city to city, but a few of the main conveners are; the Global Peace Foundation, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services , Greater Washington Urban League, and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.  

The actual work of the Coalition revolves around 3 key areas:

  • Information Sharing
  • Policy Formation
  • Collaboration

Structure: The first SFCC Coalitions began in 2009 and cities were added in subsequent years until today. Each SFCC in each city has from 25-40 organizations making up the Coalition. This means that the combination of the SFCC Coalitions represents more than 200 organizations across America. Each coalition of organizations has established sub-committees that evolve around the priority issues that were determined to be those most critical to strengthening families and communities in their respective area. Examples of sub-committees are; Teen Pregnancy Prevention, School to Prison Pipeline, Childhood Development, Fatherhood, Mental Health, Public Safety, and Communications. 

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