Our Plan for Impact 2013-2018 focused on supporting an environment that built on community resources through projects that address the factors that influence our children’s ability to live their lives fully. Each of the five goals in this plan were designed with the intention to bring about positive change for children in Wake County by influencing foundational improvements that will endure well into the future. Below is a selection of the funded work.

Healthy Foods and Active Living goal: Improve policies and implement changes to the built environment that increase children’s access to healthy foods and active living opportunities in Wake County municipalities.

Organization Project Name
City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Creating a Healthy Oasis
Town of Fuquay Varina Healthy Eating and Active Living
Town of Garner Hub for Health
Town of Knightdale CrossTies Keep Knightdale Active
Town of Morrisville Morrisville Moves to the Market
Town of Zebulon Watering the Zebulon Food Desert

Preventing Injury goal: Increase the number of people and organizations engaged in activities that are effective in preventing injury and ensuring the overall safety of Wake County children.

Organization Project
Haven House Services Violence Prevention Project Planning
Haven House Services Violence Prevention Project Implementation
Interact Youth Education Services Program - A New Model
Poe Center Developing a Multifaceted Approach to Support Inexperienced Teen Drivers and their Parents in Wake County
Prevent Child Abuse NC Wake County Community Child Abuse Prevent Plan
SAFEChild Wake County Community Child Abuse Prevent Plan
UNC Dept. of Pediatrics Enhanced Care to Prevent Child Abuse
UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Planning a community network to prevent child maltreatment
UNC Highway Safety Research Center Child Pedestrian SafetyAction Network Expansion
UNC Healthy Solutions SKIPP
YMCA of the Triangle Partnering in Prevention
Youth Thrive Shining the Light: Our Community’s Response to Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

Positive Mental Health goal: Develop and enhance the contribution of Wake County children’s places and spaces to the positive mental health of children. 

Organization Project
Arts Access Arts for All
Arts Access Inclusion Pilot Project
Duke Center for Child and Family Policy The Kaleidoscope Project
Duke University Setting the Stage
Lucy Daniels Center The Kaleidoscope Project
Marbles Kids Museum Early Childhood Planning
Marbles Kids Museum The Kaleidoscope Project
NCSU College of Design NLI The Kaleidoscope Project
The Salvation Army of Wake County The Kaledoscope Project
The Salvation Army of Wake County Project CATCH Continuation
UNC - CH/Program on Integrative Medicine Promoting Positive Mental Health for Youth
Wake County Public School System Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Planning
Wake County Public School System Positive Parenting (Triple P) Program
Wake County Public School System Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Expansion
Wake County Public School System Standing Strong SEFEL Sustainability
Wake County Public School System SEFEL Coaching

Nonprofit Capacity Building goal: Build the strength and sustainability of nonprofit organizations that support Wake County children in living healthy lives.

Autism Society Of NC Marbles Kids Museum
Big Brothers Big Sisters NC Congress of Parents and Teachers
Communities In Schools NC Healthy Start Foundation
El Pueblo Passage Home
Families Together Poe Center
Family Promise SafeChild
Haven House Services StepUp Ministry
Interact TheGifted Arts
Kidznotes The Hope Center at Pullen
Learning Together Triangle Family Services
Loaves and Fishes Ministry Wade Edwards Foundation
Lucy Daniels Center Wake Education Partnership

Coalition Effectiveness goal: Advance the effectiveness of coalitions working to: prevent childhood overweight and obesity; prevent injury and ensure the overall safety of children; and support children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being.

Advocates for Health in Action
Wake Technical Assistance Collaborative
Wake Up and Read