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Building a Stronger Future Together

The Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership is a coordinating body that brings partners together to ensure community members have the access, opportunities, and resources needed to thrive.

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Who We Are

The Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership convenes a diverse set of residents, stakeholders, organizations, and leaders to improve quality of life by addressing the most pressing issues our community faces. 

Utilizing a shared leadership framework, we focus on Thriving Neighborhoods and Cradle to Career Readiness pathways.  

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Our Thriving Neighborhoods leaders are working to improve:

  • Safety
  • Blight
  • Housing
  • Parks and public spaces

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Our Cradle to Career Readiness leaders are working to support:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Third grade literacy
  • Eight grade math
  • High school graduation
  • Post-secondary education and training for career success   

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Our Vision

Pontiac is a community where everyone has equitable opportunities to thrive.

Our Mission

Together, with residents at the center, we are the individuals, families, businesses, and organizations of Pontiac working to lift up the voices of our diverse community to ensure all have the access, opportunities, and resources needed to thrive.

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Our Values

We work with the community and partner organizations, building trust, leveraging their wisdom and resources, to achieve shared objectives and to amplify our collective impact. 

We respect differences in individuals and believe that we can harness the diversity of collective experiences, perspectives, and opinions for greater impact. 

We seek effective, community driven solutions that address the root causes of existing systemic inequities and have measurable and sustainable outcomes.

We look for bold ideas and novel approaches.

We hold ourselves and our partners accountable to high standards of organizational integrity and responsible stewardship of resources entrusted to us.

Our Story

Our Story

A thriving county seat with a rich history in the region, Pontiac’s residents are proud, resilient, a...
Our Team

Our Team

Samino Scott II, Ph.D.  Executive Director Dr. Samino Scott serves as the inaugural...
What is a Collective Impact?

What is a Collective Impact?

Your Voice helps us develop programming to impact the lives of Our Community. The collective impact...
Media Kit

Media Kit

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Here are answers to commonly asked questions about both the collective impact process, as well as the...