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The Collaborative

Acceptance * Resilience * Engagement

aka The Collaborative   |   Londonderry, VT   |  www.thecollaborative.us

Mission

The Collaborative's mission is empowering healthy youth, families, and communities. Acceptance * Resilience * Engagement

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Maryann Morris

Main address

91 Route 11 c/o Jackie Borella

Londonderry, VT 05148 USA

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EIN

03-0359264

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Public Health Program (E70)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to reduce substance misuse in youth, reduce the harms related to substance use and build strong, supportive communities that help make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Extended Day Program

Childcare provided in the hours outside of school time. Programmed activity, recreation and a healthy snack provided.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Resilience Through Understanding (RTU) is a year-round educational program for middle and high school-aged youth during which participants learn the health risks of substance use and have opportunities to do fun healthy activities. The Collaborative provides youth and schools a real opportunity to offer students a tangible incentive to remain substance-free. Stratton Mountain Resort, Riley Rink, Viking Nordic Center, Magic Mountain, and the Dorset Theatre Festivals generous commitment, combined with oversight from The Collaborative, reaches students from eight local schools and the home school community.

Population(s) Served

A 5 Stars licensed summer day camp offering healthy snacks and focused on social and emotional learning and growth.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Prevention Works! Vermont 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

RTU (Resilience Through Understanding)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

-Reduce Substance Use in youth
-Build youth resiliency
-Create connected communities where everyone has a part to play in substance use prevention
-Create an infrastructure that supports Prevention, Harm Reduction Treatment and Recovery

In support of our mission, The Collaborative works in the forefront and behind the scenes in five main focus areas:
1. Offering fun, healthy, age-appropriate programs and activities for youth
2. Delivering concise and definitive messaging across the board
3. Advocating for policy change at both the local and state level
4. Providing and coordinating supportive resources for youth and families
5. Providing financial support and sharing best practices with other organizations

The Collaborative is a highly effective organization that is committed to meeting its goals by leveraging the experience and expertise of its professional staff. With a strong focus on increasing knowledge and expertise, the Collaborative is well-equipped to provide a wide range of services to support the development and implementation of effective programs and policies. Drawing on its areas of experience and expertise in youth development, program design, policy best practice, communication, and evaluation, the Collaborative is a trusted resource throughout the state, relied upon to mentor other organizations and share its expertise widely.

In addition to its expertise, the Collaborative has a strong sense of identity and is committed to aligning its communication messages with its values. This ensures that the Collaborative's message is clear, consistent, and resonates with its stakeholders. Furthermore, the Collaborative has built strong partnerships in prevention and shares its resources widely, ensuring that it is well-positioned to meet the needs of its stakeholders.

Finally, the Collaborative is experienced in being a responsible fiscal sponsor to mission-aligned organizations, ensuring that its resources are used effectively and efficiently. With these strengths, the Collaborative is well-positioned to continue to meet its goals and make a positive impact in the communities it serves.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Collaborative

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mark Weikert

Parent, Flood Brook School


Board co-chair

Kathleen O'Reilly

Vermont Department of Health

Term: 2022 - 2024

Ann Alford

Flood Brook School

Martha Cowles

Mountain Valley Health Ctr

Dr. Meghan Ward

MD, Mountain Valley Medical Center

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.