The Children's Initiative and San Diego County have accomplished what previously was thought to be an impossible task: We build mutual confidence and skills among proponents with different views so that they can - and will - actively work together for children.
This immense task of getting government entities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector not only talking, but actually solving problems as a team has become a model that others are striving to emulate. Organizations and individuals from Imperial Beach to Oceanside, Washington to Sacramento, New Mexico to Delaware, Brazil to the Netherlands, regularly contact The Children's Initiative for advice and assistance.
Projects and partnerships initiated and implemented by The Children's Initiative have been used as examples by national leaders, such as United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and former U.S. Drug Czar General Bruce McCaffrey, as proof of what partnership can accomplish. They have recognized that through capacity building, technical assistance and consultation services provided by The Children's Initiative, San Diego County has surpassed much of the country in addressing issues concerning children, youth and families.