The Prosper Waco initiative is based on the collective impact model, which includes a “backbone” organization to bring together cross-sector partners, promote communication and strategy, and support the collaborative work of partner organizations.

The backbone advances collaborative action among many partner organizations, including healthcare systems, educational institutions and others.

The Prosper Waco backbone is the community’s “dot connector.” The backbone brings together partner organizations to collaboratively build and carry out strategic solutions to the goals of the initiative.

The backbone also¬†provides support to all sectors involved in the initiative, such as tracking data outcomes, connecting organizations to potential partners and funding sources, bridging conversations across the initiative’s three impact areas, and communicating the work of the partners at the table.