Leadership and the Suspension of Disbelief

By: Christina Bath Collosi|June 26th, 2015|Posted in: Strategy|

I am not a runner. Somehow though, I am running a half marathon tomorrow. It all started three months ago when I wanted to visit my former adopted hometown of Santa Barbara and I could not justify the travel expense without a really good reason. As I scoured the Internet for hotel deals and reminisced about my years strolling …Read More

By Christina Bath Collosi|June 26th, 2015|Strategy|

How Innovative Partnerships Can Help Address the ‘Whole Child’

By: Nicole O. Tanner|February 20th, 2015|Posted in: Early childhood education, News, Strategy|

More and more, we hear about ‘closing the achievement gap’ and providing better access to quality early education to support children’s school readiness. At VIVA, this is a big part of our work, and we are excited that these issues are becoming more frequent conversations in the media, among policymakers, and at dinner tables across the country. However, when …Read More

By Nicole O. Tanner|February 20th, 2015|Early childhood education, News, Strategy|

Disruptive Innovation in Public Agencies

By: Christina Bath Collosi|November 18th, 2014|Posted in: News, Strategy|

Public agencies today are faced with a unique set of challenges and opportunities.  Safety net and anti-poverty services are high stake and have little margin for error.  When services are done well and in optimal conditions, public agencies are the unsung heroes. When mistakes occur, or are perceived to occur, they are hashed out and replayed across newspapers and …Read More

By Christina Bath Collosi|November 18th, 2014|News, Strategy|