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In November 2000, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center on Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) entered into a partnership with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and the United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County (UW). During Year 2, the Lincoln Community Foundation and Woods Charitable Fund, Inc. joined the partnership. In Year 4, the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools and the J.C. Seacrest Trust also became partners.
The purpose of the Community Services Implementation Project (C-SIP), a University-Community partnership, has been to facilitate implementation of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Human Services Three-Year Comprehensive Plan. Many of the activities of the previous three years are ongoing; however, one important change occurred in Year 4: the project has been renamed the Community Services Initiative (CSI). The Planning Cabinet thought this name better reflected the changed nature of the project as it matured. The process implementation work is completed. CSI is an ongoing initiative seeking to achieve real change in the community.
The PPC and CCFL continue in their coordination and technical assistance role. They maintain the CSI website, database, and benchmark data infrastructure as well as oversee the data collection process. They also provide staff support and technical assistance for the Community Coalitions and Co-Chairs.