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Community Collaboration

"CCSR provides the comfort zone for community engagement on tough issues. Facilitators help citizens through a process of information sharing which leads to activities for mutual benefit which produces a willingness to trust and ultimately fosters powerful forces for change that could never be achieved by one individual or organization working alone."

Suzie Ahlstrand
Visioneering Wichita

For 30 years, the Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR) has assisted communities as they seek to improve life for their citizens. We're proud of Kansas, and we want to help make it a better place by providing the guidance and support needed to accomplish positive and sustainable change. Need help with your community collaboration, coalition or initiative? CCSR understands both the technical and adaptive nature of community change. Our Community Collaboration staff uses technical best practices, and process expertise to help you envision and achieve your goals.

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  • Help build effective community coalitions
  • Assist communities to determine a direction for their future and create a plan for achieving those goals
  • Convene meetings and help set a common agenda for collective impact
  • Serve as moderators to build consensus and resolve conflict
  • Measure the impact of your community change effort
  • Facilitate collective impact elements such as mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication

Our community collaboration services are customized to your needs and goals, with a mind toward the overall improvement of your community.

Why should community initiatives work with CCSR?

There is a tendency in community initiatives for the participants to get involved in the passionate, enthusiastic fervor for change, while neglecting to build the capacity needed for their initiative to succeed. This is where CCSR comes in. We serve as a concerned, neutral party facilitating forward movement and accountability among partners. With our assistance, you will learn how to deal with challenges specific to your community collaboration, coalition, or initiative while planning for the future

CCSR’s Community Collaboration Specialists are experts in their field with a true passion for the work.

Amy Delamaide, MPA
316.978.6773 direct
316.978.3843 office


Sarah Jolley, MA
316.978.5487 direct
316.978.3843 office