Cobb Collaborative is the local Georgia Family Connection partner, a statewide network of organizations working to improve outcomes for children and families. The Collaborative accomplishes this work in Cobb County by engaging partnerships, facilitating collaborations, and providing resources for organizations addressing major issues in our community. The work covers a broad spectrum – including reading proficiency, homelessness, mental health and civic engagement – in order to holistically improve the livelihood of everyone in the Cobb County community. Partners working alongside the Collaborative include nonprofit organizations, local governments, businesses, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, professional organizations, civic associations and engaged citizens. With a more than 23-year history of local work, the Collaborative has a critical understanding of the specific needs of the community it serves.