About Alignment Nashville
Alignment Nashville is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created to align community organizations and resources so that their coordinated support of Nashville's youth has a positive impact on public school success, children's health, and the success of our community as a whole.
- An intermediary organization
- A collective impact organization
- A framework for developing community schools
- A Structure for developing cradle to career initiatives
- A convener for community alignment of strategic goals
- A convener for community alignment of existing goals
- A P-20 Council
So what makes us different? We believe that what sets Alignment Nashville apart is our integrated principles, structure, process, and technology.
Alignment Nashville's design and implementation process ensures that Alignment Teams are making progress toward systemic change. Alignment Nashville staff, who are ICA-trained facilitators and experts in the collaborative process, guide the teams through each phase of the process. Each team first creates a Tactical Plan (1) to align to common goals to address a community issue, then used the Invitation to Participate (2) process to align resources and engage the broader community in the effort. The team provides oversight for implementation of the initiative (3), and gather data to determine the impact and need for scale-up (4). Finally, if the effort has achieved the desired impact and systemic change, then it is institutionalized (5) either in the community or the school district.
Since its inception, Alignment Nashville has used technology to support its collaborative work. However, as new technology has emerged, Alignment Nashville recognized the opportunity to combine knowledge management, content management, and project management into a powerful collaborative tool - ComCoefficient - that powers the principles, structure and process of Alignment Nashville.