One of the goals of The Children's Alliance is to be inclusive. We have an open invitation to organizations that are concerned about children and families in Mecklenburg County to join this effort. The ground rules for being a participant are very clear:
Commitment on the part of the participating organization to the Core Values and Standards for Children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Attendance at all meetings by the top executive of the participating organization, or an appointed designee who has the authority to make commitments or decisions on behalf of the organization during a meeting. Currently, the Alliance is meeting monthly as a large group.
Consistent individual to attend all meetings.
A level of funding agreed upon by the group to underwrite the effort.
The willingness to participate in honest dialogue with professional colleagues and work collaboratively to support the group’s decisions
The willingness to actively participate on a working committee in between meetings
The willingness to accept some leadership role during the life of the collaborative
Any organization or individual advocate concerned about children may request membership, and/or be nominated, by simply contacting a member of the Alliance who will link the potential participant with a member of the leadership team. re the core group for consensus on the ability of the organization to meet the criteria. Under the principle of inclusion, no other criteria will be applied to membership.