Capacity Building

Since 2010, First 5 San Bernardino has helped strengthen over 20 organizations through the Capacity Building Academy to ensure that our county has a sustainable system of services to meet the needs of children ages zero to five and their families.  

Capacity Building Academy (CBA) is a 10-month program that combines group learning workshops with tailored organizational coaching to increase the long-term sustainability of organizations serving children 0 to 5 and their families. Currently there are four cohorts of CBA participants.

Many organizations have continued CBA participation beyond the initial 10 month program. With First 5 San Bernardino’s support they received additional coaching and served as peer mentors to new CBA participants. In 2012, CBA participants formed an “alum” group to continue learning together and to provide mentoring to future CBA participants. See Inland Empire Community Collaborative (IECC) for more information. 

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