Voices from the Field LEARNING
FROM THE 
EARLY WORK OF 
COMPREHENSIVE
COMMUNITY 
INITIATIVES

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Terms and Quotations

Introduction

The CCI Phenomenon and Its Implications
Understanding the Complex Dynamics of CCIs
The Scope of This Report

Chapter 1. CCI Goals, Principles, and Operational Strategies

Fundamental Goals of CCIs
    Change at the Individual and Family Levels
    Neighborhood-Level Change
    Systems-Level Change

Central Principles of CCIs
    Comprehensiveness
    Community Building

Operational Strategies
    Governance
    Funding
    Staffing
    Technical Assistance
    Evaluation

Program Development

Chapter 2. Dynamic Tensions in Early CCI Practice

The Process-Product Tension
    Searching for Balance on the Process-Product Continuum
    The Process-Product Tension in CCI Operations

The Inside-Outside Tension
    Initiative and Funder: The Paradigmatic Inside-Outside Relationship
    The Inside-Outside Tension in CCI Operations

Chapter 3. Getting Started: Findings from CCI Practice

Goals for Change

Core Principles in Action
    Comprehensiveness
    Community Building

Lessons for Operations
    Governance and Establishing an Institutional Base
    Funding and Spending Issues
    Staffing and Technical Assistance
    Evaluation

Developing Programmatic Strategies

Appendix A. Roundtable Members

Appendix B. Focus Group Participants by Peer Group

Appendix C. Methodology and Questions

Appendix D. Sources of Additional Information



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