The Children’s Initiative joined Live Well San Diego as a Recognized Partner on September 15, 2015. The Children’s Initiative is a San Diego nonprofit organization that provides leadership, technical assistance, advocacy and cross-system collaboration to improve the lives of children and families. The Initiative identifies issues impacting children, youth and families in San Diego from community input and current San Diego data and research. The Children’s Initiative works to assist government, schools and community organizations in being more efficient, increasing investment in prevention and intervention programs, maximizing dollars for direct services in communities, reducing violence and crime, and increasing academic success for our children and youth.
The Children’s Initiative has demonstrated leadership in promoting the importance of best practices for prevention and intervention through the development of the San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families as a guide for program and policy development and recommendations for improving progress in San Diego County.
In addition, the Children’s Initiative provides oversight for the region’s Comprehensive Strategy for Youth, Family and the Community, an integrated living strategic plan for changing the trajectory of young lives at high risk for poor adult outcomes, and promote government transparency and accountability in the process.
The Children’s Initiative is committed to continuing to advance the Live Well San Diego vision into the future by identifying and promoting best practices to strengthen children and families, schools, and the neighborhoods in which they live.