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What is a Coalition? 

A coalition is a formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration between groups or sectors of a community. Each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, and drug-free community. 

Who is a Coalition? 

  • Members bring the perspective of the group of people/sector they represent to the coalition and function on behalf of those they represent to carry out strategies for the local community. 
  • Members act within their sphere of influence, thus enlarging the coalition’s ability to create needed change and implement multiple strategies.
  • Members act as leaders to promote and gather support for the coalition’s information, strategies, and activities from the sector they represent. 
  • New members are invited to join to expand the coalition's sphere of influence and increase capacity to address additional root causes. 


Benefits of joining CDYF: 

  • Opportunity to direct an ongoing funding stream in the White Center/North Highline community. 
  • Chance to connect with others in your community who care about the well-being of your young people
  • Opportunities to receive training around prevention, cultural competency, coalition development, and more. 
  • Possibility of additional funding to enhance or expand the scope of the coalition 
  • Plan and implement proven strategies that will directly benefit the youth in White Center/North Highline community.

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Members who represent community sectors in the coalitions:

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Law Enforcement
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Schools
  • Media
  • Youth-serving Organizations
  • Religious/Fraternal Organizations
  • Civic/Volunteer Groups
  • State/Local/Tribal Governments
  • Other Substance Abuse Organizations