On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the First Kids 1st – Every Child is Sacred Initiative held its inaugural FK1st Coalition Convening in Washington, DC. This inaugural Coalition Convening was a close group of organizations from around the country that have programs and initiatives that impact Native children and youth. The one-day event was a collaboration of efforts made by the FK1st Founding Partners to further expand the network of like-minded organizations to share assets, create partnerships, and actionable outcomes to help continue to grow the network of support that helps Native children and youth thrive.
The Coalition Convening attendees spent the day in a collective think tank environment with discussions facilitated by the FK1st Founding Partners. Starting off with introductions and an initial presentation about the Initiative, the attendees jumped straight into the hard work in group sessions to discuss current programming at their home organizations and talked through collaboration opportunities and goals.
At the end of the day, the group reconvened, set goals, and next steps for the collaboration of work in the months to come. Check back here at the FK1st Blog to learn more about the Convening, new projects, and resources from our Partners and Coalition Members. Want to become a FK1st Coalition Member? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.