A Village for
Every Child structure

Village is made up of a Backbone Team, Leadership Group and Working Groups. The principles of Collective Impact apply at all levels.

Backbone Team

The Backbone Team is hosted by UnitingCare Kippax and is responsible for coordinating and supporting Village activities and projects, promoting the initiative through media and communications and engaging community. The Backbone Team includes a Village Backbone Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and Administration and Communications Officer.

Leadership Group

The Leadership Group, made up of non-government and government partners, sets the strategic direction. Each partner leverages and aligns its own organisation’s work to the shared agenda and implements Village strategies and activities. The Leadership Group works collaboratively, has oversight of working groups, and supports the Backbone Team.

Working Groups

Working Groups are the heartbeat of our collective impact: where action occurs, and goals are brought to life.

These groups bring service providers and a range of stakeholders together to contribute their time, expertise, passions, and lived experience. They drive the impact of the initiative by progressing the actions towards the project goals.

Working Groups are made up of:

  • Leadership Group member/s
  • Family and Children Support Providers​
  • school representatives
  • residents of the Belconnen ​community
  • government directorate representatives

If you are interested in joining a Working Group, contact us.

Collective Impact

Village has adopted the Collective Impact Framework to bring people together in a structured way to achieve social change.

Collective Impact is based on the belief that no single policy, government department, organisation or program can tackle or solve the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society. It brings together people from different sectors who have a shared agenda and they, along with community members and residents, work together to achieve the agreed outcomes. Collective Impact operates outside of service and program delivery, acting to facilitate, support and action system-level change. The concept was first articulated in by John Kania and Mark Kramer in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011.

Acknowledgements — Written and Animated by: CMM Social Change and DrawlinesMedia Voice Over: Kartanya Maynard