One way DYCD pursues its mission is by encouraging programs to view their work through a partnership lens and seek opportunites to join others in empowering and serving their communities. DYCD believes that programs that operate as part of a local provider network, through formal and informal arrangements, are better positioned to address the holistic needs of their participants.

The Strategic Partnerships framework illustrates the different stages of partnership as defined by DYCD. The continuum of partnerships can be entered at any point depending on your wants, needs, resources, and level of trust between partners.

“To be greater than the sum of our parts we must embrace a partnership philosophy.”

–Commissioner Chong

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