Impact Framework: A Broad Overview and Timeline

Guided by our North Star, First 5 LA is working to ensure that all children in L.A. County will enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life by 2028. To accomplish this, First 5 LA is developing an Impact Framework — a tool to show how our program, policy and advocacy work contributes to better outcomes for all children. The Impact Framework will help us track and monitor those outcomes and ensure we remain responsive to the needs of L.A. County’s children.



PHASE I:
March 2018-December 2018 - We’re collecting information on all the systems, advocacy and policy change work our outcome area departments are doing and determining the major goals and milestones to get us to our North Star.

What’s the end product? Templates that hold ALL the information on how First 5 LA is aiming to do advocacy, policy and systems change work.



PHASE II:
September 2018-March 2019 - We’ll be determining how to measure and track progress on the goals of our systems, advocacy and policy change work.

What’s the end product? A plan on how First 5 LA will measure the advocacy, policy and systems change work.



PHASE III:
January 2019-June 2019 (with some of this work extending into late fall of 2019) - We’ll be deciding on a tool to place all the information we want to track for the Impact Framework and working with staff to develop practices across the organization to learn from and use the Impact Framework on an ongoing basis.

What’s the end product? A tool (like an interactive dashboard) that holds all the information in the Impact Framework and organization-wide training on how to use the Impact Framework.