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.
Members who represent community sectors in the coalitions:
- Law Enforcement
- Healthcare Professionals
- Youth-serving Organizations
- Religious/Fraternal Organizations
- Civic/Volunteer Groups
- State/Local/Tribal Governments
- Other Substance Abuse Organizations